Nutrition

Moderate coffee drinking associated with lower risk of death

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition | 0 comments

Moderate coffee drinking associated with lower risk of death

CBS News reports — In the study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, researchers looked at the coffee drinking habits of a large sample of U.S. adults and found that those who drank moderate amounts of coffee — less than 5 cups per day — had a lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes and suicide. “Previous studies show that chemical compounds in coffee beans reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation,” the study’s first author, Dr. Ming Ding, a doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told CBS News. “This may account for the inverse association between coffee and...

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Reduce Risks of Cancer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition, Vaccinations | 0 comments

We all know that smoking is the number one cause of cancer. However, there are other ways studies have shown that can reduce the risk of cancer. 1. Check for radon levels before buying your new home 2. Avoid tanning beds 3. Breastfeeding 4. HPV vaccination 5. Maintain a healthy body weight To read more about reducing risks of cancer, click here.

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Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition | 0 comments

Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States. At least 80 percent of heart attacks that occur can be prevented. There are simple lifestyle changes we can do to help prevent a heart attack. Maintaining a healthy weight and diet, adopting a regular exercise program, avoiding cigarettes and keeping alcohol consumption at a minimum can help reduce risks. Simple changes such as including fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts, reduced-fat dairy products, fish, and whole grains in your diet to keep your heart healthy and exercising at least one hour per week can go a long...

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