Showing posts from October 14, 2018

We Love Cabbage -- and So Should You

  It’s Packed With Nutrients Half a cup of cooked cabbage has about a third the vitamin C you need for the day. It also gives you doses of fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and K, and more. Swipe to advance 2 / 11 You Can Ferment It -- and Make It Healthier Just leave it in its own juices until bacteria start to feed on it. Sound gross? You’ve probably already eaten it. It’s called sauerkraut. For a spicier, more exotic version, try kimchi, a dish made popular in Korea. When cabbage ferments, it makes natural probiotics that nourish the bacteria in your gut. Those bacteria help your body fight germs, take in nutrients, digest food, and control anxiety. Swipe to advance 3 / 11 Even Raw, It’s Great for You Although you get different nutrients if you cook or ferment it, raw red cabbage in particular might give you the best nutri

What Makes a Migraine a Migraine?

What Is a Migraine? A migraine is a headache with throbbing pain that is usually worse on one side of the head. The pain is often severe enough to hamper daily activities and may last from four hours to three days if untreated. More than one in 10 Americans, including one in 6 women, have migraines, but many have been told mistakenly that they have a sinus or tension headache. Foods, stress, and hormones can be migraine triggers. Swipe to advance 2 / 27 Migraine Symptoms Throbbing pain typically occurs on one side near the temples, forehead, and eyes. Migraine headaches can make you very sensitive to light, sound, or mild exertion, such as climbing the stairs. Many people have nausea, vomiting, or vision problems. The pain can be disabling, forcing people to miss work or other activities. Swipe to advance 3 / 27 Migraine With Aura

Dementia: Here's What Raises Your Risk

        Age Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. About a third of people 85 and older show signs of the disease. The genes you get from your parents play a part at this age, but so do things like diet, exercise, your social life, and other illnesses. Dementia isn't a normal part of getting older. Swipe to advance 2 / 15 Heart Disease It could lead to a heart attack or stroke, which makes dementia more likely. Heart disease is usually caused by plaque buildup in arteries around your heart (atherosclerosis). That can slow blood flow to your brain and put you at risk for stroke, making it harder to think well or remember things. And many things that cause heart disease -- tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol -- also can lead to dementia. Swipe to advance 3 / 15 Diabetes Doctors aren’t sure exactly why