2016 Resolution: Eat Your Peas and Greens
Dec28

2016 Resolution: Eat Your Peas and Greens

The traditional New Year’s Day soul food meal is loaded with nutritional benefits. So go ahead and indulge, but make sure you don’t kill the goodness with unnecessary fat, salt and calories. Throughout the South and in many black neighborhoods, families will sit down for a home-cooked meal of black-eyed peas, greens and pork. The humble peas are said to be a sign of humility but this simple bean is loaded with vitamins and...

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New Year, New Obesity Rates
Dec25

New Year, New Obesity Rates

Black women are collectively in bad shape, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Eighty percent — yep, 80% — are overweight or obese. That means sisters have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 25. Black men, sadly, are not far behind with 70% being overweight or obese. Nearly a quarter of Black children, 6-11, are overweight — 24.5 percent for girls and 23.3 percent for boys...

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The Nutritional Verdict on Salt is In: Guilty as Charged
Aug03

The Nutritional Verdict on Salt is In: Guilty as Charged

People who regularly eat a high-salt diet – in other words, the typical American – are at a higher risk of high blood pressure, a new study has confirmed. Scientists followed more than 4,000 people who started out with normal blood pressure. After three years, 23 percent of them had developed elevated blood pressure. The study found that those who ate a high-salt diet or increased the amount of salt they consumed were most likely to...

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Alzheimer’s disease more common in women

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Dr. Scot Ackerman visits The Morning Show to discuss why it’s less common in men. Source: Alzheimer’s disease more common in women

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Water Can Help Keep Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Down
May31

Water Can Help Keep Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Down

Now that the hot weather is upon us in most parts of the country, make sure you stay hydrated with good, clean water. It’s so easy to forget to drink up or to substitute soda, coffee drinks or sweet tea for water as we race from appointment to appointment. But water, nutritionists preach, can help keep a lot of the problems that tend to plague African Americans in check. The dehydrated body has a harder time keeping blood...

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Mediterranean Diet Fights Memory Decay
May14

Mediterranean Diet Fights Memory Decay

It’s been known for a while that the Mediterranean diet is good for your heart, but now new findings show that it can help stave off memory loss as you age. The diet, known for its use of olive oil, leafy green vegetables, plenty of fresh fruit, fish, whole grains and nuts, can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk for dementia, according to the study, which was released in May in the JAMA Internal Medicine. The study was...

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