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.

holiday glowTis’ the season for social gatherings, family get-togethers, and holiday parties, and for each occasion you want your skin to look its best. However, the holiday season makes this difficult to achieve sometimes. The increase in gatherings means you probably relax your eating habits and consume more sugar and alcohol than normal.

year round fruit A luscious fruit bursting with sweet juice, it's hard to resist the tropical goodness of a ripe mango. But not only do mangoes taste great in smoothies and salsas, they have a long history in Ayurvedaf and other ancient medicinal systems. (After all, they've been around for about 5,000 years ago.)

Part II radicals & antioxidants

Exposure to Free Radicals

Free radicals affect your body on a daily basis. You might wonder exactly when and how you are susceptible to them or how you can avoid them completely, but they are naturally part of your daily routine.

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.