Love Your Heart With These Wise Food Choices

Show your ticker some love by filling up with research-backed, heart-healthy foods and dodging a few others. EAT: NUTS According to 2016 research conducted by Norwegian scientists, eating just 1 ounce of peanuts and tree nuts—which include almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and more—per day is connected to a 20 percent reduced risk of heart…

Heart-Smart Supplements

Heart attack. Stroke. High cholesterol. These words are the last ones we want to hear, but too many of us know them on an all-too-personal level. Sadly, the typical American’s heart is anything but healthy. Heart and other cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death among Americans. According to a new study by…

Your Heart Needs These Nutrients—Here’s Why

The heart is the body’s hardest working muscle, and it deserves the best treatment you can give it.  Regular exercise, a healthy diet, effective stress management, sufficient, quality sleep and regular checkups to ensure your blood pressure and heartbeat are healthy all play a role in keeping your heart pumping as it should. Here are…

Because Women Need Healthy Hearts, Too!

Even though heart health might not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of women’s health is brought up, women should be just as vigilant in supporting their heart health as they are when it comes to more distinctly feminine health issues. According to the American Heart Association, a woman dies…

4 Nutrients with Promise for Heart Health

Good results in the lab can lead to larger, pilot studies.  These findings about DHA, vitamin E, fish oil and CoQ10 pay particular attention to potential heart health benefits. Also, discover which nutrients showed promise for protecting the ear and supporting improved sperm counts. DHA, metabolism, and lipids Muscles need a constant supply of fats…

Be Ahead of the Curve with these Early-Stage Discoveries

Check out these early-stage discoveries about nutrients that just may lead to larger, more definitive studies.  Here are some of the most promising recent findings.  Plant extracts build bone Fruit and vegetable polyphenols may benefit bone. In this study, 46 healthy postmenopausal women took a combination of pomegranate and grape seed extracts or a combination…

Get Nutty Over These Food Facts

Did you know that all the cells in your body have cholesterol? Even though we’ve given this waxy, fat-like substance a bad rap over the past two decades, your body uses cholesterol to help it make hormones, vitamin D, and substances you use to digest food. Your body produces the cholesterol it needs, but there…

Be Heart Smart With These Promising Nutrients

As we near the month of Valentine’s day, it seems only natural to turn our thoughts to heart health.  In recent studies, these nutrients showed promise in supporting three different aspects of heart health. Black Raspberry for Blood Pressure Black raspberry extract may lower blood pressure in those with elevated levels. In this study, 45…

These Nutrients May Lower Chances for Heart Problems

Healthy eating habits, regular exercise and controlling one’s stress go a long way in promoting better heart health. In two recent studies, NAC showed promise for normal blood pressure support in one study, and another looked at the impact of CoQ10 on muscle pain in those who take statin therapy for heart health. NAC, inflammation, and…

Help Keep Your Cardiovascular System Healthy

At Betsy’s, we strive to be always taking your health and your budget to heart.®  These studies take your health to heart–literally.  See how CoQ10 and even black tea may be of benefit for your healthy ticker. Good Circulation Nutrients help keep the cardiovascular system healthy CoQ10 and heartbeat A-fib, or atrial fibrillation, is an…

These Healthy Fats Offer Many Healthy Benefits

If you hadn’t already heard, the right kinds of fats are an absolute must to a healthy diet.  Below are three studies looking at various benefits healthy fats provide.  See how these nutrients promote better lipid profiles, lower blood pressure, sugar, and inflammation. Pycnogenol Doctors are beginning to link three factors to heart disease: inflammation,…

Nutrients Support Bone and Heart Health in Men

June, the month where we honor dads, is a great time to consider these two nutrients and their possible affects on men’s health. Resveratrol and bone density Earlier lab studies found resveratrol protected against bone loss. In one of the first human trials, doctors said that metabolic syndrome can increase chances of bone loss, and gave…