Eating a lot of meat, especially processed ones, and products with refined sugars can raise your cholesterol and increase a risk of heart disease. To improve this health issue, you have a choice: to do, what you were doing and enjoy your food with an increased risk of heart problems later on; to lessen on […]

A new large-scale study found that both smoking and cardiovascular disease impact learning and memory throughout adulthood, starting at age 18.

We know that whole (unrefined) grains are good for us. They are high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and have a positive influence on our health. But what about breakfast cereals, white bread, crackers, pasta/noodles and bakery products? Do these refined grains have any health benefits left after they have been processed?

Beetroot juice has become increasingly popular recently due to its positive effects on heart health and sport performances. It has high concentrations of nitrate, which can be converted into nitric oxide (NO) in your body after consumption. NO has different functions, including widening of your blood vessels, which reduces blood pressure and increases oxygen- and […]

Previous research has already shown that a significant difference between the upper (systolic) blood pressure measurements in the two arms is a sign of a narrowing, or a stiffening of the arteries, which can affect blood flow. These changes form a risk of heart attack, stroke or early death. A recent international study found out […]

Water-based exercises like swimming and aqua-aerobics are an excellent way to stay fit for people over 55 years old without putting strain on the joints. But do these exercises have the same health benefits for our heart as other types of exercise in a gym do? A recent small UK study looked for an answer […]