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​What is NAC and Why Do We Need It?

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) (pronounced: N. A-see-til. Sis-teen.) may not be a supplement we're familiar with, but it's a nutrient we should know, as it offers many valuable benefits. Let's dig deeper into what NAC is and why we need it. NAC is a form of the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is considered a semi-essential amino acid that can be found in several foods such as beef, chicken, turkey,&nb…

​The Most Fiber-Rich Foods for Heart Health

Eating fiber-rich foods can be beneficial for heart and overall health. It can make us feel full after eating, which can lead to less overeating, also beneficial for the heart. Eating oatmeal or switching to whole wheat bread is a good start, but it’s important to know there are many fiber-rich foods that are not only delicious but easy to incorporate into our diet. Let’s begin wi…

​The Best Omega-3 Blends for Heart Health

There's always an interest in heart health but it peaks during American Heart Month and around Valentine's Day. It’s early in the new year, when many of us likely made a few health-related resolutions for the new year, and heart disease is still the number one threat to our health. Of course the usual advice rings true, lifestyle is key when making or upgrading a health goal. Here are the…

​Tips for Managing Comfort Food Cravings with New Year’s Resolutions

As we make our way through the holidays, many of us crave comfort foods and may overindulge in meals high in fat, sugar, and/or carbohydrates. We tend to give ourselves a pass because the New Year is right around the corner, and we’ll get back on track. The problem for some is that it’s very difficult to manage food cravings, especially if we’ve just spent the last couple of months eating anythi…

DPA: Another Important Omega-3

There's something new on our fish oil labels – in the supplement facts panel. Along with the amount of EPA and DHA, DPA is also listed. DPA is the beneficial omega-3 docosapentaenoic acid. Fish and some fish oil supplements naturally contain DPA, and so does human breast milk. Why is DPA so important, and what does it do for us? Omega-3s play an important role in…

​10 Tips for Keeping Our Body and Mind Strong This New Year

It’s the New Year, when many of us make New Year’s resolutions related to improving their health, like working out more, losing weight, eating better, or reorganizing our home. These 10 tips will help us keep our body and mind strong this New Year, so we can reach all of our health goals.  Keeping our brain and body nourished properly with healthy foods is crucial to overall health. Choosi…