Blog Archive for Tag: antioxidants

Antioxidants and the Heart: Why You Need Flavonoids

December 29th, 2014

The scientific community has long studied antioxidants. While a diet rich in antioxidants is a great way to support total wellness, the nutrients also specifically support the heart. The word “antioxidant” literally means “anti-oxidant,” meaning it’s combating the impact of oxidation on the body. Oxidation is a process caused by ...

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Heart-Healthy Kale Walnut Pesto

July 17th, 2014

If you love Italian food like I do, chances are you like pesto. Typical pesto is made with basil and pine nuts, but I like to use superfoods like kale and walnuts to add a boost of nutrients. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet and is ...

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Kale Walnut Pesto Pasta with Salmon

July 17th, 2014

The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish like salmon twice per week for the Omega-3 benefits. I enjoying pairing my salmon with whole wheat pasta tossed with a delicious kale walnut pesto sauce and spinach. This is a healthy, satisfying lunch or dinner that also works great as a ...

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7 Heart-Healthy Food Substitutes

July 14th, 2014

Many of the foods in a standard American diet simply aren’t good for the heart. Instead of opting for a nutrient-poor food choice, why not reach for foods that taste just as good—or better—and are also good for you? Better yet, why not make choices that directly benefit the heart? ...

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How Healthy Fats from Olives Support Heart Health | Mediterranean Diet

July 2nd, 2014

I enjoy food. To me, eating isn’t just about getting enough calories. It’s about nourishing my body, taking time to relax and even connecting with others over a great meal. That’s why, as part of an ongoing series, I’ll be focusing a different food in the Mediterranean diet each month. ...

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Get Your Winter Greens!

March 14th, 2014

More and more people are eating healthy greens like kale and spinach. But there are other, lesser-known winter vegetables you should consider adding to your diet. Try eating more winter greens for a boost of antioxidants in the cold months.   1. Pick Your Greens The options abound: Broccoli, cabbage, ...

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3 Reasons I Take Krill Oil

March 3rd, 2014

I’ve talked a lot about the Omega-3s EPA and DHA in previous articles because they’re such an important part of supporting heart health. And if you read my previous post on krill oil, you know it’s a good option if you want to supplement your Omega-3 intake. But I haven’t ...

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How Exercise Supports NO Production

September 25th, 2013

You’re probably aware of the amazing benefits of Niteworks®. NO is an important molecule with many functions in the body that increase blood flow, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Since Nitric Oxide (NO) levels are the lowest at night, taking Niteworks® each evening supports your body’s ability to produce ...

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