Reasons to Make the Switch to Brown Rice for Good

For a long time prior to turning 40, I was mostly familiar with and ate white rice. I can still recall many dishes like curried goat and white rice, oxtails and white rice, white rice and peas/beans and the list goes on. This was the rice that my mom cooked with my meals, and as a young child, I had no basis to question her decision.

Check Out These Cool Health Benefits of Cucumbers

The cucumber, a regular visitor in your side salad, is actually considered a fruit. But whether you call cucumbers fruits or veggies, is beside the point. They are packed with a ton of nutrients, so it is well worth our while to make the effort to include them in our diet.

Friend or Foe? Let’s Discuss Proton Pump Inhibitors

Pharmaceuticals serve a critical role in our healthcare delivery system. They are responsible for controlling a myriad of diseases and even preventing death. However, it is important to remember that all drugs—every last one of them—have side effects, especially if they are taken for long periods of time. And as consumers, we need to be aware of these side effects and determine how much we can reduce or eliminate them so we can enjoy our healthy lives.

Vitamin D Is Breathing New Life into Asthma Treatment

I think cancer and heart disease are on most of our health alert radars. And sometimes we may forget about conditions, like asthma, which on the surface may not seem very life-threatening. But let’s face it, if you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

Why We’re Crying Tears of Joy About the Health Benefits of Onions

Onions. They are known for being the veggie that makes you cry and gives you bad breath. But before you steer clear of this smelly veggie, consider that this pungent, bulbous vegetable is packed with potentially unexpected health benefits.

13 Reasons Why You Should be Watching Your Waistline

You may not know it, but there are 13 reasons why you should be watching your waistline.

Are Older Drivers Dangerous? How To Sharpen Your Driving Skills After 60

I can still remember how excited I was when I got my driving license. In addition to giving me an enormous sense of pride and independence, it also was tangible proof that I was now really a “grown up” with all the rights and privileges that came with it.

Take Your Health to the Next Level with the Power of Ginger

Ginger root, more commonly called ginger, is a flowering plant believed to have originated in southeastern Asia. It was reportedly introduced to Jamaica in 1525, which may explain why many Jamaican dishes incorporate this delicious, aromatic spice. You may be familiar with Jamaican ginger beer, a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that can be enjoyed alone or used as a cocktail mixer.

Zinc May Help in the Fight Against Esophageal Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States about 15,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The CDC also reports that less than 15% of esophageal cancer cases occur in people under the age of 55. This type of cancer is also reportedly more common in men.

If You Can Only Do One Green, Make it Spinach

If you do not already follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, make today a #MeatlessMonday. If you go meatless every Monday for a year (52 days total), you may reduce your risk for certain diseases, including cancer, heart disease and more.

Maybe it's Time to Put Carbs Back Into Your Diet

September is Whole Grain Awareness Month, and I know what you may be thinking… Grains are carbs. Stay away from carbs! But don’t believe the misconception that carbohydrates (bread, rice, etc.) are bad for you or that if you want to lose weight, you should avoid them like the plague.

Are you proactive about blood cancers?

Did you know that blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer in the United States? Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. are either living with, or in remission from the 3 types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. These cancers are sometimes highlighted by famous people such as Jill Clayburgh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ryan O’Neal. We recently reported about this cancer when it took the life of comedian, Charlie Murphy.

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