Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN's Posts

High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

Blood pressure is the force exerted against your artery walls. A blood pressure reading is comprised of two numbers. The top number is the systolic pressure, which represents the force against artery walls when the heart beats and sends blood throughout the body. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, which is the force against artery walls... Read moreChevron

What is One Food that Will Lower Cholesterol in Just 3 Weeks?

Do you have a guess?   The answer is beans!   More than one study has supported the effectiveness of dry beans to lower cholesterol levels. This past May 2014, a meta analysis released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed the results of twenty-six randomized controlled trials lasting at least three weeks in... Read moreChevron

Green Tea, Dark Cholesterol, Pomegranates: Foods currently trending for better health

Jonny Bowden, a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition, and health, has answered a few questions on ingredients currently trending in the health world.   Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka "The Rogue Nutritionist") is a board-certified nutritionist with a master’s degree in psychology and the best-selling author of 14 books on... Read moreChevron

Table Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup: Which is Better?

Do you think of honey or agave nectar as being more “natural” than other types of sweeteners? You might be surprised to learn that most sweeteners go through very similar forms of processing.   High fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, table sugar (sucrose), and agave nectar all undergo extraction, filtration, enzyme... Read moreChevron

Vitamin E Derived from Palm Oil Connected to Reduced Stroke Risk

Dr. Joseph Keenan retired as a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He holds a joint professorship in the University of Minnesota School of Food Science and Nutrition. Dr. Keenan is considered one of the leading national experts in the field of nutritional supplement research and cardiovascular disease. He is now practicing... Read moreChevron