Healthy Living

Flavonoids Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. The condition is most often detected in the later stages once it has spread to other organs, making prevention of utmost importance.

In a recent study, scientists investigated if flavonoids, a group of plant compounds that are beneficial to health, were associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer. Previous studies have also indicated that a plant based diet may offer protection against the disease.


The Great, Healthy Pumpkin

Autumn is the season in which bright orange pumpkins begin to appear, most of which are creatively carved to serve as Halloween jack-o’-lanterns and discarded on November 1.

However, it’s a mistake to consider this beneficial plant food as nothing more than a holiday decoration, or source of a sugar-laden pie. Pumpkins can provide a variety of benefits, as you’ll soon see.

The pumpkin, a member of the gourd family cucurbitaceous, is native to North America, hence its real or imagined role in the first Thanksgiving day feast.


Lower Blood Pressure with Food

High blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions affecting Americans.

If you’re middle-aged, your chance of developing the disease is a whopping 90%.1 The question doesn’t become if for most people; it’s really about how to treat the condition. And in a medical system where prescriptions take precedence over lifestyle changes, nutritional advice is often lacking. 

Below, we’ll cover several foods worth including in your diet that may help. And take notes, as some of these may come as a bit of a surprise!


How to Get Kids Eating Healthier

If your kids are picky eaters, it can be hard to get them to eat their veggies. And let’s face it – endless amounts of nagging can only do so much.

The ideal, of course, would be a kid who wants to eat healthy. What parent wouldn’t like that?

Fortunately, there are simple techniques that can help “train” your kids to become healthier eaters. Parents, these may really come in handy.


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