January 29, 2024

Buckwheat Crepes Take Veggies to New Heights

Vegetarian Buckwheat Crepes Full of gut-healthy fiber, vitamins, and minerals, buckwheat is a grain that is too often overlooked. Most people have never cooked with it or encountered it in restaurants. In this recipe, I turn buckwheat pancake mix into crepes and stuff them with healthful vegetables such as asparagus and immunity-boosting shiitake mushrooms. SERVES 4 Ingredients 2 medium eggs Pinch of salt 1 cup low-fat milk 2/3 cup buckwheat pancake mix 3 Tbs. peanut oil 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 Tbs. grated gingerroot 1/2 cup chopped leeks (white part only) 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms 1 cup asparagus, thinly […]
June 12, 2018

Potassium Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure

Most people you talk to about high blood pressure say, “I know, I know. I need to cut back on salt.” That’s correct. Few, however, are aware that potassium also plays a key role in the fight against high blood pressure. Who cares? We should, says the American Heart Association (AHA). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke — sometimes called a heart attack in the brain — that can lead to serious disabilities or death. We could prevent 80 percent of strokes, says the AHA, primarily by keeping our blood pressure in check. A normal blood pressure (now […]
September 9, 2014

Higher Potassium Intake: Lower Risk of Stroke

The finding of a reduced risk of stroke and premature mortality among women with a higher intake of potassium was reported in an article published on September 4, 2014 in the AHA journal Stroke. “Previous studies have shown that potassium consumption may lower blood pressure,” commented senior author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. But whether potassium intake could prevent stroke or death wasn’t clear.” The current investigation utilized data from 90,137 postmenopausal women who had no history of stroke upon enrollment in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Dietary questionnaire responses were analyzed for potassium […]