Tea, Fruit and Chocolate Associated with Lower Blood Pressure

Flavan-3-ols, a subclass of flavonoids found abundantly in tea, apples, chocolate, berries and grapes, may help lower blood pressure naturally. There have been many small interventional studies over the years that have demonstrated the heart health benefits of flavan-3-ols. Now there is published research from a large population study that also supports these conclusions. [...]

Eat Berries Every Day – Here’s Why

Berries are superfoods. The rich and vibrant red and blue colors of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other berries are due to an abundance of flavonoids with serious health benefits. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a serving of berries should be eaten every day. It’s the second B in the acronym G-BOMBS of the Nutritarian [...]

Should You Limit Fruit Consumption to Lose Weight?

You may have heard that you should limit your fruit consumption because it causes weight gain or can make it difficult to lose weight. The concern was around the fructose in fruit. Studies started coming out about the damage that fructose can do to the body, and since fructose is found in whole fruit, many [...]

Apple Carrot Cranberry Ginger Juice

It’s cranberry season! I love fresh cranberries. When they go on sale at my grocery store I stock up, putting several bags in the freezer to enjoy in later months. One of my new favorite ways to use fresh cranberries is in a juice. This juice is a good balance of tart and sweet, and [...]

Why You Should Indulge Your Watermelon Crush

[This post was updated 7/3/2019] Watermelon is synonymous with summertime.  When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t have a crush for those bright red wedges of cold, mouth-watering goodness? Interestingly, there are many reasons to enjoy watermelon this summer beyond its ability to refresh.  Watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food, delivering a high amount [...]