What Makes Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Special?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

They're great for your heart!

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your risk of heart disease. The ways they help the heart include:

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, diet

A Snack That's Good for Your Brain? That's Nuts!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Literally. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E, which studies suggest could be linked to less decline in cognitive abilities. Additionally, nuts are packed with other great nutritional value, boasting vitamins, minerals, protein and heart-healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

Hot Chocolate With Fewer Carbs

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 3, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Who doesn’t swoon over a nice cup of hot chocolate? But if you’re getting the one at the neighborhood coffee house, it could contain 60 grams of carbs (or more!), even when it’s made with low-fat milk.

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Topics: healthy eating, diet, recipes

Reduce Your Cholesterol for Better Heart Health

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 26, 2016 10:45:00 AM

High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for developing heart disease (the leading cause of death in the U.S.) or having a stroke (the fifth leading cause of death). In fact, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the higher your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, heart health, diet

Eat a Rainbow of Foods

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 12, 2016 12:01:00 PM

You may have heard doctors and dieticians use the phrase “eat the rainbow” to encourage people to include more fruits and vegetables in their diets. But what may surprise you is just how many health benefits a colorful variety of produce can deliver.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, diet, recipes

4 Steps to Food Safety

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 29, 2016 8:41:22 AM

Even though America has one of the safest food supplies in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates roughly 48 million Americans get sick from a foodborne illness each year, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. While foodborne illnesses are common, the good news is we can do a lot to prevent them.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

5 Healthy Habits to Start Your Day

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Sep 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Eating a healthy breakfast is just one way to start your morning off right. Consider adding these 5 healthy habits to your morning routine to boost your spirits and supercharge your day!

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, diet, recipes

These Recipes Can't Be "Beet"

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Ask your doctor about adding beets to your diet. Beets are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B, iron, vitamin C (an immune-booster), potassium (for healthy nerve and muscle function), and manganese (good for bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). They are commonly believed to be good for your heart, liver, and colon. And they contain phytochemicals that are good for your eyes and nerve tissues, as well as lutein, an antioxidant that helps protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

What's the Scoop on Avocados?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s the fruit you sometimes forget is a fruit! It’s the avocado and it’s good for you. Yes, it has fat. But it has the monounsaturated kind which helps promote healthy blood flow so it’s good for your heart. Studies have also shown avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Fat? Yes!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 14, 2016 9:00:02 AM

You usually hear, "Avoid fat!" But there is a healthy source your body craves. Omega-3 fatty acids can help your body’s cells work properly, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They are also thought to play a role in improving memory as we age, keeping short-term memory sharp, and lowering the risk for dementia.

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes, omega-3s

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