Baratta Holistic Center Blog

Salt

Salt This is another one of those subjects of “Is it good for you or not?” Salt is highly misunderstood and conventional thinking says to stay away from it and that it causes high blood pressure. While this is true to a certain degree, there is a big difference between regular table salt (Morton’s) and…

Agave Syrup

Agave Syrup We have seen it way too many times–a product comes out with a ton of fanfare and mass media marketing behind it and is labeled the next health craze of our time. It happened with soy, organic foods, energy drinks and a host of other items. While not hyped as much as the…

Eggs

Eggs There is quite a bit of confusion on whether or not eggs are healthy for us. Conventional wisdom tells us that eggs increase cholesterol, they are high in fat and they’re not suitable for the heart patient. While there is some shreds of truth in each of those thoughts, eggs should be an important…

Soy

Soy If you are a vegetarian and have been on a regular diet of soy, you may not like the content of this topic. In fact, you may not believe it or want to believe it. But what you will read is not opinion but factual in every sense. Contrary to what we have been…

Acai Berry

Acai Berry Acai Berry is a powerful antioxidant that is typically grown in the Brazilian rainforests and has numerous health benefits. The berry itself contains a compound called Anthocyanins, which belongs to a group of plant compounds called flavonoids. These flavonoids are important because they are artery protectors and help neutralize key enzymes that destroy…

Cholesterol

Cholesterol The word cholesterol has been synonymous with heart disease for as long as we have all been around but there are some common misconceptions about this. Contrary to popular belief, we need cholesterol in our bodies! This soft, waxy substance is found not only in your bloodstream, but also in every cell in your…