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Foods That Improve Circulation

Having good blood circulation is vital to our overall health. Circulation is controlled by your heart, which pumps blood through the arteries and feeds the body’s tissues. It removes waste throughout the body and carries it to where it can be broken down.

Through circulation, blood delivers nutrients and minerals throughout the body, stimulating cell growth and healthy organ function. The air we breathe is transported by the blood from the lungs throughout the rest of the body.

So what can you do to improve your circulation and your overall heart health? There are many lifestyle changes you can make, including your diet. Let’s take a look at some of the foods that improve circulation, that are both healthy and delicious.


Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe

Your holiday calendar is probably starting to fill up with parties and gatherings. Running out of ideas for something to take? This Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball is the perfect holiday appetizer. Adding pear to the recipe gives it a sweeter taste, making it a party favorite. The great news is it will be lower in fat and calories than your average cheese ball recipe by using reduced-fat cream cheese.

December 05, 2017 | Chef Darrin Torrey


Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Brings Flavor to Your Table

The holidays can be especially challenging if you’re watching your weight. Thanksgiving Day dinner is the first of many gatherings with family and friends that focus on eating. Simple calorie-cutting strategies can be an effective way to jumpstart weight loss when time for exercise seems to run short.

November 08, 2017 | Nickie Kaetzel RDN, LD


3 Foods That Boost Your Productivity

It’s 2 p.m. and that chicken wrap you had for lunch is beginning to wear off. Your big presentation is an hour away and you need a little pick-me-up. You’re thinking about running to the break room to grab a cup of coffee, but decide your caffeine intake is already off the charts. Forget buying something from the vending machine (aka “The Wheel of Death”)—there’s nothing healthy and light in there. You decide the only food that will provide the productivity boost you’re looking for is the bag of potato chips that came with your wrap.

Whether it’s a mid-morning cookie or an afternoon apple, the snacks you eat could affect how productive you are.

So, here are some snacks and foods that boost your productivity and they’re healthy, too.


What Causes High Cholesterol?

Your doctor sits you down to tell you that your cholesterol is too high and that a lifestyle change is needed if you want to stay healthy. While the prompt is good, you may be left knowing what you need to do, but not how you can do it. Here’s what causes high cholesterol and how a lifestyle change can benefit you.