Monthly Archives: February 2017

Salmon: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Salmon is a commonly consumed fish praised for its high protein content and omega-3 fatty acids. There are five main varieties of salmon: Chinook salmon is highest in fat, most expensive and desired for its silken texture Sockeye salmon is lower in fat, but still, has enough fat for the salmon flavor to come through Coho salmon has a milder

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Red Cabbage Microgreens Could Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Many of us were told to “eat our greens” as children. Now, new research suggests that we should eat our microgreens, after finding that the red cabbage variety of the tiny vegetable may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that red cabbage microgreens significantly reduced circulating levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in mice fed a high-fat diet. Image credit:

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Is Shrimp High in Cholesterol? Nutritional and Heart Health Information

Eating shrimp as part of a balanced diet is not only safe but can offer a person several key nutrients. Doctors previously recommended against eating shrimp as part of a heart-healthy diet, citing the high levels of cholesterol. However, after years of research and a better understanding of what contributes to heart disease and higher cholesterol, scientists now consider eating

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Quick Educational Reference Guide with Brief Explanations on the Uses of Herbs

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Alfalfa is a nourishing herbal tonic which contains vitamins C, D, and E, beta-carotene, and chlorophyll. It is also rich in minerals including calcium, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. One cup of tea, drunk before meals, can be useful to strengthen the digestive system. Alfalfa aids in the assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates, iron, and calcium. It also helps to

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