Potassium: The overlooked nutrient that reduces blood pressure
If you’re looking to lower, or prevent, high blood pressure, you might want to add more potassium-rich foods to your diet. Increasing potassium may be as good if not better, than limiting salt intake. And eating more of something is always easier than eating less of something. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is a…
I want to eat healthy, so why can’t I?
Most of us have a good idea of what a healthy diet is. We may be short on a few particulars, but in general, we know eating fruits and vegetables are good for us, complemented by dairy, fish and meats. Diets that emphasize a variety of foods as close to their natural state as possible…
Are smoothies healthy?
Strawberry and banana. Kale, avocado and cucumber. Smoothies come in all flavours and colours and often include yoghurt, ice cream and supplements. But are smoothies healthy? As with many things in nutrition, it depends. It’s not clear how many people have smoothies on a regular basis, but the popularity has certainly increased with smoothie bars…