If you want to decrease your risk for heart disease, it may be important for you to reduce the added sugar in your diet. As you know about sugar and heart disease, while sugars are not harmful to the body, our bodies don’t need sugars to function properly. Added sugars — sugars that are not found naturally in foods — contribute additional calories with zero nutrients to food.

heart healthy food February is American Heart Month, and we’re showing you the best foods to keep your heart healthy and beating strong. This is also the month of love, so commit to loving your body and incorporate these 5 foods into your diet.

healthy heart exercise An inactive lifestyle is a big risk factor for heart disease. Fortunately, this risk factor is a variable you can do something about. Exercising your heart means exercising your body. The following tips will help improve your heart health and overall well-being.

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What are Free Radicals?

A free radical is an atom or group of atoms that has an unpaired electron making it unstable and highly reactive. An atom’s chemical behavior changes depending on the number of electrons in its outermost shell. When the outermost shell is full, it is stable, but if the outermost shell is not full, the atom is unstable.

Salmon The expression “you are what you eat” may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors that contribute to the clear, glowing blemish-free skin everyone strives for (including genetics). Some foods—depending on their vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content—can actually help promote healthy skin.

applesYou’ve probably heard the saying you are what you eat, or eat your way to a healthier body, but do you usually listen to them? These statements absolutely have some truth to them, and you should think aim to eat food that will provide beneficial fuel for your body.