Blog Archive for Tag: health

Heart Health Tip: Cook Your Own Beans (Recipe)

December 15th, 2015

  Beans of all kinds are a heart-healthy addition to your diet. They’re loaded with protein, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins—all beneficial to the heart and entire body. They’re so healthy, in fact, that the British Journal of Nutrition said that beans “have acquired the status of staple food for ...

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Why We Included Folic Acid in Herbalife Niteworks®

March 20th, 2015

Folate and folic acid are forms of a B vitamin best known for its use during pregnancy. The nutrient helps support the health of an unborn baby’s brain and spine, making it especially important in those earliest stages of life. But there is a wider benefit to folic acid, and ...

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Member Spotlight: What I Learned About Opening an Herbalife Nutrition Club

March 12th, 2015

I enjoy seeing Independent Herbalife members doing big things with their health and lives. When I heard that member Nique Callantine was starting a noteworthy Nutrition Club to inspire others in her community to get healthy, I wanted to hear more. What’s different about her Nutrition Club? Nique told me ...

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Join the Herbalife World Record Workout Day!

March 6th, 2015

Have you heard of Herbalife World Record Workout Day? In celebration of Herbalife’s 35th anniversary, all around the world, tens of thousands of people will complete the same workout on March 7, 2015. The goal? To help set a Guinness World Records® achievement for the most participants in a HIIT* ...

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I’d like Your Feedback!

March 2nd, 2015

It’s been over a year and a half since I launched the Heart Health Initiative. Since then, my team and I have made a lot of changes, including redesigning the site, creating new resources, and interacting more on Facebook and Twitter. Now, I’d like your feedback. What do you love ...

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Why Cilantro Is So Good for You

February 26th, 2015

Fresh herbs are a delicious, nutritious boost to any meal. One of my favorites? Cilantro. Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a tasty herb that is also incredibly healthy. Just look at fresh cilantro: it’s green and leafy, much like other well-known health foods like spinach, kale and collard greens. ...

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¿Por qué es el cilantro tan bueno para ti?

February 26th, 2015

Las hierbas frescas son deliciosas—un refuerzo nutricional para cualquier comida. ¿Uno de mis favoritos? El cilantro. El cilantro, también conocido como culantro, es una hierba de rico sabor que también es increíblemente sana. Sólo observa un cilantro fresco: es verde y lleno de hojas, parecido a muchos otros alimentos saludables ...

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4 Nutrients You Probably Don’t Get Enough Of

February 23rd, 2015

I try to eat an excellent diet. I aim to load my plate with lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables every meal. But the reality is that my diet still falls short sometimes. My biggest struggle is time. A demanding workday, travel, family commitments—all ...

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Heart Health in Your 40s: 4 Steps to Take Control Now

February 16th, 2015

It often takes people until their 50s or 60s to realize they need to focus on heart health. I’d like to see that change. The earlier the better; research shows that heart health can be affected as early as infancy. Today, I’d like to talk specifically to those of you ...

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5 Healthy Snacks to Pack in Your Bag

February 10th, 2015

A key to weight loss or maintenance—and to keeping the heart healthy—is what you eat between meals. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, make sure you eat two healthy snacks that each contain about 200 calories; this helps keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Don’t rely on vending ...

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4 hechos acerca de los niveles de azúcar (glucosa) en la sangre

February 9th, 2015

La mayoría de la gente sabe lo importante que es mantener niveles de azúcar, o glucosa sanguínea, saludables. Ellos saben que comer alimentos procesados pueden elevar sus niveles de glucosa en la sangre y el comer alimentos integrales, o no procesados, puede apoyar niveles saludables de esta glucosa. Pero mucha ...

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4 Facts to Know About Blood Sugar

February 9th, 2015

Most people know it’s important to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They know that eating processed foods can raise blood sugar levels, and eating whole foods can help support healthy blood sugar levels. But many people don’t know exactly what blood sugar is. So, what is it? And why is ...

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Heart-Healthy Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

January 26th, 2015

Warm up the winter months with this delicious, nutritious soup loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, fiber, potassium and a range of other nutrients. This recipe makes a big batch, so do the work once and enjoy it for days to come—or freeze some and enjoy it again ...

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5 Tips for the Best Nap Ever

January 19th, 2015

Much of Brazil, Spain and parts of Africa and China have daily naps as part of their culture. Napping is seen as a normal part of the sleep cycle. It turns out the people in these areas of the world may be on to something. Research shows that, along with ...

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Protein: 7 Herbalife Healthy Tips

January 8th, 2015

Protein is something we talk a lot about at Herbalife. It is so crucial to the health and function of the entire body. In the video below, I talk about what protein is, how it works, and where to get it in your diet. Here are a seven key points ...

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Why Garlic Is So Good for You

December 22nd, 2014

Sometimes traditional practices are still the best. Garlic has been used since the beginning of recorded history, and it’s one of the earliest documented examples of plants used to support health. Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India all used garlic for its medicinal properties. Today, garlic is used to ...

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7 Healthy Food Prep Time Savers (Guest Post)

December 11th, 2014

Written by: Nique Callantine This guest post comes from Nique Callantine, a personal health, wellness and fitness coach and an Independent Herbalife member. Eating healthy food can be a challenge when you’re busy (who isn’t?). And that’s true even when health is the major focus of your life and business, ...

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Why I Track My Fitness Digitally

December 8th, 2014

When I started running marathons, I realized quickly how useful a GPS watch was. Not only did I utilize the mileage tracking feature, but my watch also let me set time goals. As I ran, I could see whether I was ahead or behind of my goal running pace. It ...

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4 Tips for Heart Healthy Holidays

December 6th, 2014

Keep your heart healthy during the holidays with these four tips. Eat well The holiday table may be full of fatty foods and sweets, but that doesn’t mean you have to overindulge. Enjoy smaller amounts of holiday dishes, and balance those with lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and plenty ...

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Changing the Health Culture: Mexico Is Making Progress (Dr. Medina)

December 4th, 2014

It can become disheartening to read the statistics about Mexico: Seven in 10 adults are overweight or obese. One-third of children fall into the same category.[1] Yet, there is promising news: the government is trying to help. President Enrique Peña Nieto recently urged Mexican citizens to exercise an hour a ...

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4 Healthy Living Tips for Caring for Someone with a Heart Condition

October 2nd, 2014

I know from experience how much of a transition—and a learning curve—becoming a caregiver entails. It can be especially hard if the person you’re caring for has a heart condition. Caregiving can feel like an overwhelming responsibility. Not only are you likely adjusting to having a new person in your ...

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How Should I Talk to My Doctor About Taking Nutritional Supplements?

September 30th, 2014

Sixty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. take some form of dietary supplement. I’m one of them. In combination with a balanced diet, there’s a large and growing body of research showing the incredible support nutritional supplements can have on overall wellness—and especially heart health. Yet with all the benefits of ...

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Athletes: 6 Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Weather

September 14th, 2014

Summer’s heat is reaching its peak, forcing people to find creative ways to keep cool. Athletes, especially, need to find ways to cool down during high heat. Increased body temperature means the heart has to work harder and can impact oxygen delivery to exercising muscles. Aside from impacting how you ...

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La nutrición y la comunidad latina: Vamos a distribuir el mensaje de la salud juntos

September 11th, 2014

Las diferentes culturas se alimentan de forma diferente. Hay varias razones de esto: las tradiciones, la comida que está disponible, y también por los valores sociales que se le da a la salud y la nutrición. Además, algunas áreas del mundo tienden a comer y a vivir vidas más saludables ...

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Nutrition and the Latino Community: Let’s Spread Health Together

September 11th, 2014

Different cultures have different diets. There are a number of reasons for this: tradition, available foods, and even societal values around health and nutrition. And some areas of the world tend to eat and live healthier than others. The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, for example, is famous for the ...

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What Does a Healthy Lifestyle Look Like?

September 5th, 2014

The term “healthy lifestyle” is used so often that it’s almost losing its meaning. To some, a healthy lifestyle means not eating fast food. To others, it means quitting smoking. To others still, it means taking a walk after dinner or riding a bike on the weekends. These are all ...

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Building Upper-Body Strength with Samantha Clayton

August 21st, 2014

Would you like to be stronger? A strong upper body provides more than just toned muscles. Strength gives you the ability to do more in life, whether it’s carrying in more groceries at a time or doing a challenge like an outdoor ropes course. Since the two activities I enjoy ...

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Emotional Fitness with Samantha Clayton

August 7th, 2014

In a perfect world, we would all eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and rest, and have low levels of stress. But life isn’t perfect. And sometimes it’s emotionally difficult, such as during a time of loss of a loved one or another traumatic life event. In an ...

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Condiments: 5 Healthy Swaps to Cut Fat, Sugar and Salt

July 31st, 2014

By Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND Did you know that you can wreck an otherwise healthy meal by adding just a tablespoon of your favorite condiment? These additions may seem harmless, but many condiments are loaded with sugar, unhealthy fats or salt. But don’t worry. You won’t have to eat ...

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The Truth About Sugar In Fruit with Susan Bowerman

July 28th, 2014

I recently wrote an article on seven foods with high amounts of sugar. My hope was to bring awareness to some of the small, unhealthy food choices that many people aren’t even aware they’re making. Then, I came across an article by Susan Bowerman at about sugar in fruit. ...

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Hidden Sugars: 7 Foods to Avoid

July 25th, 2014

Most people don’t know that by the time they’ve eaten breakfast and had their morning coffee or espresso drink, they’ve met their sugar quota for the day. It’s not the whole food ingredients or coffee—it’s the additives: added sugars in breakfast food and coffee sweeteners like syrups and flavored creams. ...

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Understanding the Glycemic Index with Susan Bowerman

July 8th, 2014

I had planned to write an article about the glycemic index this month, since it’s an important topic for people looking to support heart health. But then I came across an excellent article by Susan Bowerman on, “Why the Glycemic Index can help you choose a healthy diet.” The ...

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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions | Omega-3s and Lifestyle

June 16th, 2014

I’m back to answer your questions related to the Heart Health Initiative, a mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to lead heart-healthy lives. I’ve chosen two questions from the comments at that I’ll be answering.   Which Herbalife products contain Omega-3 fatty ...

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Getting to Know “Healthy Fats” with Susan Bowerman

June 13th, 2014

Thinking of fat as healthy seems to go against nearly every piece of nutrition advice you’ve ever heard. But there are certain types of fats that are considered healthy and are actually essential to the body. I recently read an article by Susan Bowerman on that gives a useful ...

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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions | Omega-3s and Heart Maintenance

June 2nd, 2014

I’m back to answer more of your questions related to the Heart Health Initiative, a mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to lead heart-healthy lives. Let’s get right to them.   What benefits do Omega-3 fatty acids have in the body? Excellent question. ...

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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions: Supplements and the Heart

May 15th, 2014

Since launching the Heart Health Initiative just last year, there has been an incredible response. Today, I’d like to answer to some of the questions I’ve received in the comments on and through other places like Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. I love responding to your questions, so let’s get ...

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Your Ultimate Personalized Workout with Samantha Clayton

May 13th, 2014

When I started getting healthy many years ago, a challenge was finding the exercise routine that was right for me. With time and patience, I finally discovered running. Eventually, I found that I enjoy cycling and now spend most of my exercise time on my bike. It would have been ...

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A Wonderful Partnership: Working with Dr. Andrew Myers

May 5th, 2014

Many people write books as a solo endeavor with just one angle of expertise. I wrote one book that way, and I enjoyed the opportunity to share my specific knowledge. But after my first book was off to the publisher, I decided I wanted to expand the expertise I offered ...

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6 Reasons to Eat Mediterranean

April 3rd, 2014

Wholesome food is the basis of wellness. And when it comes to choosing foods that support total health—and especially the health of the endothelium and heart—I recommend the Mediterranean diet. Rich in foods frequently found in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, the diet has been shown by numerous studies ...

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Athletes: Don’t Forget Nutrition

March 31st, 2014

If you’re an athlete, or exercise most days a week, you’re supporting your health. Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of wellness—it’s a crucial part of getting and staying healthy. But while it’s necessary, it’s not enough. Just as exercise is important to health, so is a good ...

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Setting Health Goals? Try My Write-Plan-Partner-Check Method

January 19th, 2014

It’s the start of a new year, and when the calendar turns over to January 1 about 45 percent of Americans set resolutions. At the top of the list for last year’s resolutions? Weight loss. And under that umbrella goal of weight loss is usually a plan to eat better ...

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Nutrients and Absorption: What You Need to Know

January 10th, 2014

Almost any health-related article, book or presentation has a similar underlying message: A healthy diet is the foundation of good health. You know that eating a balanced, varied diet delivers the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to function. You might even choose foods that target specific nutrients or ...

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How I Stay Motivated to Keep Moving

December 30th, 2013

Staying healthy takes hard work, discipline and drive. For most, it involves a determined shift in lifestyle encompassing diet, activity, stress and sleep. And long-lasting change—the kind with the power to extend and enhance your older years—requires sustaining that high level of motivation over time. For many, regular exercise is ...

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Answers from Dr. Lou Ignarro: Colorful Food Is Packed with Nutrients

December 23rd, 2013

I've heard I should fill my plate with colorful foods. Is this true? Does color really indicate nutrition?   Most of the time, the more colorful your meal, the more healthful it is. Think of the last meal you ate. Was it full of color—maybe a large green salad topped with ...

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5 Small Steps to Transform Your Life

November 22nd, 2013

In a recent post, I detailed my health transformation. I went from making poor eating choices and not exercising to a lifestyle full of movement, good food and a lot of happiness. Now, I am as vital as I ever could have hoped to be. If you’d told me 20 ...

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