It’s Nuts!

But it’s true—recent studies show that eating nuts daily improves heart health without adding pounds. Nuts may even increase your rate of calorie-burning metabolism. Nuts like walnuts, almonds, peanuts and pecans can lower your bad cholesterol (LDL). Others—like pistachios and macadamias—may increase good cholesterol (HDL) and improve blood vessel health. […]

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The Sweet Life

Most folks eat more sugar than they realize—150 pounds per year average. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, many of them children. Doctors predict that this obesity epidemic will be followed by an epidemic of diabetes. You can lose the sugar bowl and still consume your share of sugar in cakes, […]

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Gum Disease—Who’s At Risk?

Four of every five Americans suffer from gum disease, but certain people are at greater risk than others. Here’s who: Anyone 65 or older Tobacco users The obese, and those with poor diets Pregnant women Anyone under great stress, especially those who clench or grind their teeth Those taking certain […]

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