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Food and Health

The relationship between food and health is intimate and fascinating, and a thorough understanding of this association is necessary to help restore, support, and maintain optimal health. Stay in touch with the latest research and advice on food and its impact on your health and that of your family with well-researched articles from Emaxhealth.

These supplements and dietary changes will lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally

lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally

According to the CDC, heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are among the leading cause of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year, and the two main reasons people have heart disease or stroke are: high blood pressure and cholesterol.Therefore, it is important to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at normal levels. So, here are supplements and dietary changes that will lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally.

5 vegan recipes packed with the nutritional needs of fibromyalgia patients

5 vegan recipes packed with the nutritional needs of fibromyalgia patients

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain that affects mostly woman and has been linked with nutritional deficiencies. It affects approximately 200 to 400 million people worldwide, according to The National Fibromyalgia Association. So, here are 5 recipes packed with the nutritional needs of fibromyalgia patients.

Vegans Explain Why Go Vegan vs Being Vegetarian

Vegan Food

Today in one of the mommy Facebook groups I read an interesting discussion considering the subject of being a vegan vs vegetarian. "I understand being vegetarian because of the cruelty to animals. That makes sense to me because you car for animals. But I never understood the mentality of not eating eggs, using beeswax, drinking any kind of milk. I do not understand the logic of not using the animal by-products that would be otherwise wasted if not used for other things," honestly asked one person.

Why Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini Noodles are Nutritionally Superior to Pasta and Taste Better Too

Succhini recipe

With the rise in Type 2 diabetes and the increase in popularity of diets low in carbs and dense in nutrients and protein, more people are looking for options to replace their beloved pasta without having to give up on flavor. It’s not difficult to see why spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles are nutritionally superior to pasta and taste better, too.

Prepackaged Apple Slices vs Whole Apples: Money Saving Tips

sliced apples vs whole apples

Sometimes when you see washed and prepackaged fruits in stores like Walmart you may think that they have done this for quick sale and the price is cheap, but when you compare prepackaged and sliced apples with whole apples or national brands vs store's brand, you will see that in many cases whole apples are cheaper and store brand's food is less expensive compared to national brand. Here are 3 money saving tips for busy moms when they do their grocery shopping.

How "Green Eggs and Ham" Can Influence Your Kids in A Positive Way - Beyond Picky Eating

Green Eggs and Ham for picky eaters

I have always thought that one of the most influential books of my life was Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. I'm certain this book is the very reason why I am not a picky eater. And I have taken a "let's try it attitude", beyond food, towards many aspects of life in general.

Unexpected Things To Do At Farmers Markets You Want To Take Advantage Of

Farmers Market peaches

Farmers markets are rich vibrant places that are often an important part of the local culture as well as economy. You may not realize that there are many unexpected things you do do at farmers markets in addition to enjoy amazing fresh produce. They are ever increasing in popularity so let's take advantage of all they have to offer. Whether you are an entrepreneur, young parent or healthy food lover, there is much to learn and do at farmers markets that you may not realize.

What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Anyhow And Why All the Controversy

food with high fructose corn syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is shrouded in controversy and confusion. What is it really. The facts, science and history of this laboratory manufactured substance is clear when you look at the evidence. The process of making HFCS and its chemical composition, when understood correctly, clearly point to many concerns with it being in nearly all foods and drinks on the markets and fast food stores now a days. The history and science speaks for itself.

5 easy recipes to lower high blood pressure naturally

5 easy recipes to lower high blood pressure naturally

The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans suffer from high blood pressure (HBP), costing public health billions yearly, and while HBP is the leading cause of stroke, the medications used to control it, also increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a study from the University of Alabama. This alarming finding, makes it all the more necessary for patients to understand how to lower high blood pressure naturally.

3 All Natural Approaches That Will Lower High Blood Pressure

3 all natural approaches that will lower High Blood pressure

The CDC estimates that about 75 million american adults have high blood pressure, which costs the nation a whopping 46 billion dollars a year. Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause a stroke via two ways: by the damaging and weakening of your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak and also by the forming of blood clots in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow. But, there are 3 all natural approaches to lower high blood pressure.

5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections

5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections

Fungal diseases are a global public health problem, and people at higher risk are the ones with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. It is important therefore to boost your immunity with foods that have antifungal capabilities. So, here are 5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections.

These foods and herbal oils can be used to treat fungal infections naturally

These foods and herbal oils can be used to treat fungal infections naturally

According to the CDC out of the 1.5 million species of fungi, only about 300 of those can make people sick. Fungal infections not only affect different parts of your body and skin, they can also affect your lungs and even infect your brain. So, here are the foods and herbal oil can be used to treat fungal infections naturally

These 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you

These 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you

Okra, also known as "lady's finger," or "bamia pod" is one of the many nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. It is also widely used in Brazilian cuisine, and is is packed with nutrition. But, these 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you.

How To Stand Your Ground When Your Child Doesn’t Want Dinner

Pasta Dinner

With my Spouse working full time and me being a stay at home mom, it’s crucial to make every bit of resources count, especially when it comes to food. When I prepare meals, it’s important to me that nothing goes to waste, but what’s also important to me is that everything I make is flavorful and filling. While my spouse and I love trying new recipes, my stepdaughters can be skeptical when trying new foods, especially when those foods don’t fit into the sweets category. Because of this, it can cause some friction when it comes to dinner time. No matter the friction, I believe it is important to always stand your ground and have children eat what’s for dinner, even if it may take some work.

My Experience with Baby-led Weaning so Far

Baby led weaning

Weaning your baby. This can be a hot topic conversation because there are a lot of good ways to wean your baby and people feel that their way is the right way. People decide what is best for their family and what works best for their child and that might be different from parent to parent. I want to talk about my experience with baby-led weaning versus traditional weaning.

Buying in Bulk Is The Way to Go To Feed A Family on Budget

Family Food Shopping

Feeding an entire family on a budget can be hard, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, the breadwinner of them family, or both you and your spouse work. Figuring out a good balance between meats and vegetables without breaking the pocket book is a skill. One of the ways that I make it work is by buying in bulk on sale and dividing it up into personal sizes. This helps to reduce waste, over eating, and can really help with meal planning.

Here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia

Here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) causes many symptoms that can suck the life out of you, such as: extreme fatigue, headache, chest pain, cold hands and feet and much more. IDA occurs when your body doesn't have enough iron to produce haemoglobin, which is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color, and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. This means that your blood will have low levels of oxygen causing the symptoms of IDA. So, here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia.

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