Lowering Blood Pressure and Staying Healthy

Good old grapes.  For years I grew them and enjoyed them, saying that they are good for your health. Also a touch of good red wine is a benefit for those that can drink it safely.  I kind of think the reason now behind my Dads good heart was by eating his own grapes. Take a look at this article.

The consumption of regular table grapes, red and blue, lower blood pressure and improve heart health better than drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor.  Just remember to wash them thoroughly before eating.

Drink More Water Folks

You know for years I have been saying folks don’t drink enough water.  Should say good water.  Take a look at this article.

It’s not just American adults who are faced with an epidemic of obesity. Children and adolescents are becoming overweight at an alarming rate. In fact, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show the prevalence of obesity among children between the ages of 6 to 11 has more than doubled in the past 20 years.

But now a study just published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine concludes there’s a simple and effective way to reduce the excess intake of calories causing childhood overweight and obesity, as well as contributing to cavities and other health problems. The solution isn’t a new drug — it is simply drinking more water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages