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AHA News: Before Grabbing a Grapefruit, Understand Its Power

AHA News: Before Grabbing a Grapefruit, Understand Its PowerFRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Grapefruit looks sweet and friendly, but you might have heard it possesses powers far beyond those of ordinary produce. Some of that reputation is fact, and some is myth. Facts first: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, half a medium grapefruit has only 41 calories and nearly half a day's recommended supply of vitamin C. "In addition, it's a reasonable source of potassium," which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure, said Karen Collins, a registered dietitian in western New York who specializes in cancer prevention and heart health. Grapefruit also is laden with natural plant compounds called phytochemicals, specifically flavonoids, which studies show can help fight stroke and heart disease....

Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

17 January 2020
(HealthDay News) -- Food poisoning symptoms can range in severity depending on the type of germ swallowed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After consuming contaminated food, it can take hours or days to have symptoms. The CDC mentions these common signs of food poisoning: Upset stomach. Stomach cramps. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Fever. If you have bloody stools, high fever, frequent vomiting or diarrhea that lasts more than three days, the CDC says you should get prompt medical attention.

AHA News: Mom and Pop Grocery Shops Get Fresh Help in...

15 January 2020
AHA News: Mom and Pop Grocery Shops Get Fresh Help in the Name of NutritionWEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When Luz Arango was thinking of ways to refresh Lupita's Corner Market, the shop her mother opened in 1993, the plans involved mostly painting, tidying up and rearranging. "Most of our energy had always gone into the everyday basics of earning an income," said Arango, 32, who now co-owns the Los Angeles business with her twin brother, Raul Arango. "My mother was a single mom and an old-school entrepreneur. Small mom and pop shops have always done everything on their own." That's how Lupita's had always operated – until they were approached by the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network, an innovative program run through the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. Not only does the city-funded nonprofit help small market store...

Health Tip: Apple Cider Vinegar Fast Facts

15 January 2020
(HealthDay News) -- It is important to remember that apple cider vinegar is not a magic cure-all. But it does have some health benefits, says the University of Chicago Medicine. The school says the product may: Help control blood sugar. Decrease levels of salmonella in food. Moderately boost the ability to lose weight. But the school says apple cider vinegar won't: Control high blood pressure. Prevent or cure cancer.

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