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The Importance of Potassium

“Thousands of years ago, when humans roamed the earth gathering and hunting, potassium was abundant in the diet, while sodium was scarce” read on… Potassium is necessary for the normal functioning of all cells. It regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates. …

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Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs

1/13 Make the Right Choice Think of carbs as raw material that powers your body. You need them to make sugar for energy. They come in two types: simple and complex. What’s the difference? Simple carbs are like quick-burning fuels. They break down fast into sugar in your system. You want to eat less of …

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15 Picks for Your Perfect Smoothie

1/17 Blended Bliss The perfect smoothie can satisfy your sweet tooth without a lot of calories — but with bunch of nutrients. Looking for cool ideas to throw in your blender? There are plenty of options for you to try. 2/17 Avocados They’ll give your smoothie weight, thickness, and a silky texture. Yes, they’re full …

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10 Foods That Are Good for Your Eyes

  1/11 Raw Red Peppers Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. That’s good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in many vegetables and fruits, including bok choy, cauliflower, papayas, and strawberries. Heat will break down vitamin C, …

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