The thyroid gland is one of the body’s most important components. The thyroid regulates hormone balance and contributes to weight, mood, and mental stability—and that barely scratches the surface. Because of the thyroid’s influence on so many of the body’s important, and even “secondary” functions, an unhealthy thyroid can have far-reaching, unexpected, and odd effects … Continue reading 10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems.
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 … Continue reading Is Shrimp High in Cholesterol? Nutritional and Heart Health Information
Lentils are a high protein, high fiber member of the legume family. Like a mini version of a bean, lentils grow in pods and can be found in red, brown, black, and green varieties. Lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare when compared to other dried beans, and their low cost makes them an … Continue reading Lentils: Health Benefits
Recent research, carried out at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Massachusetts, supports and extends recent findings regarding the benefits of whole grains. The wide-scale study concludes that consuming whole grains regularly could extend our lifespan. Whole grains are a global staple; recent research demonstrates why. According to the Whole Grains Council, … Continue reading Could Eating Whole Grains Extend Your Life?