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Content tagged with “Heart Healthy Diet”

Tex-Mex Meal Makeovers for the San Antonio Firefighters
On a late afternoon, a handful of uniformed men with crew cuts relax on couches in the lounge of the Station 16...
Why Chocolate is Good for Your Heart
Chocolate to cure a broken heart is a popular prescription, but it turns out chocolate’s heart-mending reputation might...
Is Saturated Fat Truly Bad For Your Heart?
For years research has suggested that keeping a cap on saturated fats helps reduce risk of heart disease primarily by...
5 Ways to Score Lower Cholesterol
1. Get Trim Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch dropped 12 pounds and reduced his total cholesterol about 20...
How to Score a Healthier Heart
With the NFL playoffs under way, even part-time football fans are tuning in on Sundays: rooting for favorite teams,...
Eating Like a Mediterranean
Back in the 1960s, researcher Ancel Keys organized an effort to find out, gathering data on diet and disease patterns...
Apples for Your Heart
Can eating an apple help protect you from metabolic syndrome—a cluster of symptoms related to an increased risk of...
Ten Steps to a Healthy Heart
Make these guidelines a daily habit and they’ll become easy to follow. Eat less red meat, more fish, more poultry and...
Love That Produce!
If you could cut your risk for heart disease by almost 25 percent simply by adding a banana at breakfast, an apple at...
Inflammatory Foods
As a nutrition professor, I thought I was up to speed on which healthy habits can help you prevent heart disease—until...
Inflammation: Should You Worry?
The evidence linking elevated cholesterol to heart-disease risk may be rock-solid, but there are still mysteries. One...
Good Things Come in [Omega] Threes
As someone with a family history of heart problems, I struggle with far-from-perfect cholesterol numbers. I’m ever...
On the Spice Trail: Cinnamon to thwart diabetes and heart disease
Once traded like gold, cinnamon is proving its worth all over again in the world of medicine and prevention. A study...
10 Steps to Heart Health
In the United States, heart disease affects about 9 million adults, killing one every 37 seconds. But the good news—...
Eat fish twice a week
Eat fish twice a week. Fish—especially "oily" kinds, such as salmon—are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids that, studies...
Go bananas
Go bananas. One banana has 422 mg—about 12 percent of your recommended daily dose—of potassium. Research suggests that...
Eat the right fats
Eat the right fats. Studies suggest that replacing saturated fats (e.g., butter) with plant-based sources of...
Shell out for nuts
Shell out for nuts. Nuts and seeds tend to be very high in fat and calories, but generally most of the fat is the heart...
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