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Irregular Sleep Tied to High Blood Pressure

If you care about your blood pressure you need to care about your sleep.

Research from Australia shows the chance for high blood pressure increases dramatically for every hour of sleep lost or for major shifts in regular sleep patterns, especially among overweight, middle-aged men.

, April 17, 2023


The Fat Burning Power of Wild Blueberries

Blueberries have more than just antioxidant power.

New research from California Polytechnic State University shows wild blueberries also have the power to help you burn more fat during exercise.

, April 10, 2023


Polyphenols in Peanuts Improve Vascular Health

Peanuts are a heart-healthy option according to new research.

Researchers at the University of Barcelona found adding peanuts or peanut butter to the diet of young, healthy people had a positive effect on vascular health.

, March 31, 2023


Muscle Contractions Help Fight Breast Cancer

Working out can help protect you from breast cancer.

Texas A&M researchers have found a direct link between muscle contraction and a reduction in breast cancer.

, March 27, 2023


Less Sleep Equates to More Eating for Children

Children who sleep less eat more food and more junk.

Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand have found as little as 40 minutes less of sleep during the night can trigger big changes in eating the next day.

, March 20, 2023


Olive Oil Positively Impacts Cognitive Function

Adding olive oil to your diet may help keep your mind sharp.

Auburn University researchers have discovered as little as three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day can help improve the brain health of people suffering from mild cognitive impairment.

, March 13, 2023


Exercise is Superior to Drugs for Depression

You may want to go to the gym instead of the doctor if you are feeling depressed.

Research from the University of South Australia shows a recommendation to exercise may be a better option because physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than counseling or drugs.

, March 06, 2023


Ready-to-Eat Foods Fuel Cravings

How readily your food is to eat can influence how much you crave it.

Psychologists from the University of Aberdeen found a food’s readiness-to-eat was a key factor in appeal when it came to cravings.

, February 27, 2023


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