Joyce Hollman

From weight loss to lower cholesterol: How to get the most from apples

Study after study has shown the health benefits of apples give credence to the saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But, there are many ways to enjoy apples, and they’re not all created equal when it comes to reaping their nutritional value…

Joyce Hollman

Choose fruits with flavanols to lower blood pressure

Flavanols are natural antioxidants found in certain fruits and vegetables as well as tea and cocoa. They have well-researched benefits that just keep piling up, like substantially lowering blood pressure to help support arteries and prevent strokes.

Margaret Cantwell

The golden ticket to a fall free of allergy symptoms

If the natural world can throw allergens at us, is it surprising that the answer to taming those allergens is found in nature as well? If anyone understands the concept of balance, it’s Mother Nature. And thanks to these natural allergy relievers, you could enjoy fall without walking around in an antihistamine fog…

Jenny Smiechowski

2 excellent reasons to go crazy for capers

How often do you eat capers? You know, those tiny green balls you see hanging out in your chicken piccata, on top of your salmon lox bagel or in your salad. The answer for most of us is probably not that often. That’s a shame because they’re packed with a potent compound for brain and heart health…

Craig Cooper

5 powerhouse nutrients for your heart and where to get them

It’s no secret that vegetables are good for your health… but exactly which are the best vegetables for men’s heart health (women can benefit, too!) — and why are they so beneficial? It boils down to these amazing heart-protective nutrients…