Santegra Inc.

Ten Ways to Reduce Stress and Rev up Your Life

Shake the Salt Habit

Feeling bloated? Salt may be partly to blame. Too much can make your body hold on to water. And it plays a role in high blood pressure. How to cut back: Choose fresh foods, not canned or processed. Play around with other spices that can give your food some zing, like curry powder, garlic, cumin, and rosemary. You’ll expand your foodie knowledge and have more energy to boot.

Read more

Raspberries and almonds are the best foods for your health but instant noodles and chocolate puddings are the worst, according to scientists who have ranked 8,000 snacks and drinks

• New system ranks just over 8,000 food, drinks, and meals out of a score of 100
• Raw fruits top the chart while instant meals and most desserts score just 1 point
• Creators hope the system will encourage food makers to make healthier meals

Deciding what food and drinks are healthy has become more and more difficult due to a sea of conflicting claims on the internet.
But scientists say they have now developed a new 'food compass' that solves this problem for you.
Invented by experts from Tufts University, the chart include more than 8,000 food, drinks, and combined meals such as pizza.

Read more

Top five health benefits of beetroot

What is beetroot?

Belonging to the same family as chard and spinach, both the leaves and root of beetroot may be eaten – the leaves having a bitter taste whereas the root is sweet. Although they are available all year round, beets are sweetest and most tender during their peak season, which in the UK, is from June to October. While heirloom varieties like white and yellow beets make for pretty dishes, only red beets have the cancer-fighting compound betacyanin.

Read more

Lower triglycerides

What causes high triglycerides?

Have you put on a few extra pounds? Your yearly blood tests probably reflects an increase in triglycerides. These triglycerides are fats that are important for your body, but too many of them can hurt your heart and lead to other health problems.

Triglyceride fats can come from the food we eat. They are also made by the liver when we eat starchy or sugary foods. Whether you eat triglycerides or your body makes them, the energy is either used or stored. When your body can’t use all the triglycerides it consumes or produces, triglycerides are stored as fat cells.

Just like cholesterol, high triglycerides can clot arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke. They can also lead to pancreatitis in high levels. The good news is that there are many ways to start lowering your triglycerides and bringing your body back to good health. In the following medically reviewed slides, we explain the role of triglycerides in the body and how you can work to reduce high triglyceride levels.

Read more

Can 4 Seconds of Exercise Make a Difference?

Four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to a minute of total exertion, led to rapid improvements in strength and fitness in middle-aged and older adults.

In what is probably the definitive word on how little exercise we can get away with, a new study finds that a mere four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to about a minute of total exertion, lead to rapid and meaningful improvements in strength, fitness and general physical performance among middle-aged and older adults.

Read more

Low dietary fiber promotes enteric expansion of a Crohn's disease-associated pathobiont independent of obesity

Obesity is associated with metabolic, immunological, and infectious disease comorbidities, including an increased risk of enteric infection and inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease (CD).

Expansion of intestinal pathobionts such as adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) is a common dysbiotic feature of CD, which is amplified by prior use of oral antibiotics.

Read more

Daily Coffee Protects Against Heart Disease, Stroke

The latest buzz on coffee? It may be good for your heart, a new, large study suggests.

Drinking light to moderate amounts -- up to three cups a day -- may lower the risk of stroke, fatal heart disease and all-cause death, researchers found.

Read more

What to Know About Your Heart Rate

What Is Your Heart Rate?
Your heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times your heart beats in a minute. Everyone’s is different, and it changes, as you get older. Understanding your heart rate and what’s a healthy one for you is an important part of taking care of yourself.


Your Resting Heart Rate
This is the number of times your heart beats in a minute when you’re not active and your heart isn’t having to work hard to pump blood through your body. Some medications like beta-blockers can slow your heartbeat and lower your resting heart rate.

Read more