Cayenne pepper, a spicy red-hot pepper originating from South and Central America and brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus himself, is a popular addition to many foods and can be used as a natural medicine. Related to jalapeños and bell peppers, cayenne pepper is usually ground into a powder and sprinkled onto foods to make them spicier and more flavorful.
Most recent data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that almost half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The question is, why?
Having high blood pressure does not necessarily mean a person has to eliminate specific foods from their diet. Rather than trying to cut these out, a person should focus on moderation and finding healthy substitutes for their favorite snacks.
Though I’ve been living with type 2 diabetes since 2000, it’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve become hyperaware of the stigma surrounding medication use to manage type 2 diabetes.
If you remember one thing from this article, let it be this: Garlic breath is good. Seriously, if you’ve eaten your fair share of garlic today, you’ve done a service to your health. But what is garlic, and why is it so good for you?
“Drink 8 glasses of water a day” is one of those bits of wisdom that everyone knows but no one seems to know why eight is the magic number. “Eight glasses a day” is like “finish your broccoli,” advice we’ve heard from our parents since we were kids and still mostly ignore.
There’s little evidence continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) leads to better outcomes for most people with diabetes — the estimated 25 million U.S. patients with Type 2 disease.