April 01, 2015



  • Protein for Your Muscles

    Protein for Your Muscles

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Adequate protein intake is one way to help prevent sarcopenia, a substantial decline in muscle mass and strength that can accompany aging. But do you know how much protein your diet contains? Here's a quick guide to the main food sources of protein.

  • Is Grilling a Health Hazard?

    Is Grilling a Health Hazard?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Grilling and other methods that expose meat to very high temperatures create potentially cancer-causing compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). When fat drips on the heat source, plumes of smoke can coat meat with other dangerous chemicals.

  • Beans for Cholesterol Control

    Beans for Cholesterol Control

    by Berkeley Wellness

    To lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, eat beans, chickpeas, lentils, and split peas. A new analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal  combined data from 26 randomized clinical trials that compared diets with and without such legumes.It found that one daily serving of these legumes (about 2⁄3 cup cooked) reduced LDL by