5 Top Foods for Optimal Heart Health

Heart disease is the number one cause of death across the globe. Around 800,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease each year, and almost half of Americans have at least one controllable risk factor, including blood pressure and cholesterol. It’s actually an issue that concerns us all in terms of economics: By 2030, annual direct medical costs associated with cardiovascular diseases are projected to rise to more than $818 billion, while lost productivity costs could exceed $275 billion, according to the CDC Foundation.

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Why Green Peas Are Healthy and Nutritious

Green peas are a popular vegetable. They are also quite nutritious and contain a fair amount of fiber and antioxidants. Additionally, research shows they may help protect against some chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer. On the other hand, some people claim green peas are harmful and should be avoided due to the antinutrients they contain, which can cause bloating.

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Are Coffee and Caffeine Addictive? A Critical Look

If you have a hard time functioning in the morning without coffee, you’re not alone. In fact, caffeine is considered the most commonly used drug in the world (1). Many people see coffee drinking, and the caffeine intake that goes with it, as one of the few socially acceptable addictions. However, some are wary of putting coffee or caffeine in the same category as stronger addictions.

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