Move over green smoothie, here comes the purple smoothie. Combining red cabbage with blueberries makes this smoothie a pretty purple color! It also makes it very nutritious and delicious.
Red cabbage is full of heart-healthy benefits like its cruciferous cousins kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. The anthocyanins in red cabbage are powerful antioxidants, and it’s also a great source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, potassium and manganese.
Blueberries are bursting with vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and manganese, helping to keep our cardiovascular and immune systems supercharged. Continue reading “Snack Today: Purple Smoothie”
If you are in an area where it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, you should know about best practices to use and clean a mask in order to provide the maximum amount of protection against the spread of viruses, particularly COVID-19. Even if you are not required to wear a mask, the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that everyone wear a mask when out of their house – particularly at grocery stores, pharmacies and when doing other essential shopping – to slow the spread of the virus. Wearing a face mask helps people who may have the virus and do not know it (they are asymptomatic) from transmitting it to others. Continue reading “How to Properly Use and Maintain Your Non-Medical Face Mask”
Last year, leading scientific researchers published a report in The Lancet that looked at the links between diet, the environment, and human health. They found that simple choices we make every day can have profound positive effects! After reviewing the evidence, they concluded that a shift toward plant foods can go a long way in promoting human health and the health of our planet. Continue reading “5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Helps the Planet”
Today is Earth Day. And in fact, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which was begun in 1970 and, back then, resulted in the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other important actions.
Earth Day is recognized worldwide to bring awareness and support for protection of the environment – and at this particular time, we need this more than ever. Earth Day brings attention to a large number of issues that need to be addressed, such as pollution of the ocean, debris leftover on land, climate change, conservation of our earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, Continue reading “Earth Day 2020: Energy Saving Tips”
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading underlying condition for those who have died from COVID-19. In New York, the U.S. epicenter of the virus, 52% of people who have died from COVID-19 had high blood pressure. In Louisiana, 66% had high blood pressure. African Americans, who are disproportionately dying from COVID-19, are at greater risk of hypertension. Compared to white Americans of the same ages, black Americans are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure.
At the Barnard Medical Center, we recommend a plant-based diet to help patients fight hypertension. Continue reading “Hypertension: COVID-19’s Leading Underlying Killer”