Heart Health

Heart Health

7. A Holistic Approach to Heart Health

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It’s not just your eating pattern and your physical activity that affect how well your heart and blood vessels function. Other aspects of your lifestyle appear to intersect with your diet and activity level on the path to better cardiovascular health. Your sleep, for instance, can affect your quality of  … Read More

5. Tips for Healthy Eating

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The benefits of the DASH diet, Mediterranean-style diet, and other heart-healthy dietary patterns are clear. By adopting one of these eating patterns, or some variation thereof, you will eat the type of foods that support heart health while minimizing or avoiding those foods you’re better off without.
These dietary patterns can  … Read More

4. Heart-Healthy Dietary Patterns

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Macronutrients. Micronutrients. Plant foods. Animal foods. What matters most is that you understand how to use them to lay the groundwork for healthy eating. In that respect, think of them as bricks in the road leading you to a potentially life-changing destination: a heart-healthy dietary pattern.
Focus more on your overall  … Read More

3. Key Components of Healthy Dietary Patterns

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The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern. The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern. The Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.
These dietary plans might have different names, but they share many common traits—namely, they emphasize consumption of a variety of foods from plants, lean protein sources (from plants  … Read More

2. The Building Blocks of a Heart-Healthy Diet

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Your heart, brain, blood vessels, and the rest of your body rely on a healthy diet as fuel for functioning, and if you’re eating too much of the wrong foods and not enough of the nutritious ones you need, you (and your cardiovascular system) may suffer.
According to the 2015-2020 Dietary  … Read More

1. The Heart of the Matter

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To fully appreciate the importance of following a heart-healthy lifestyle, it’s helpful to understand the impact that cardiovascular disease (a term that refers to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels) has on the population of the United States. Consider these 2018 statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA):

Cardiovascular  … Read More

From The Editor

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If it’s true that blood is life, then your heart is the supplier of life. By pumping nourishing blood through your complex network of blood vessels, your heart is responsible for delivering oxygen and vital nutrients to your brain, bones, and other tissues throughout your body. It stands to reason,  … Read More

Editor’s Note: Prevent Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Remember the expression, “One hand washes the other?” This is an apt adage for this situation. If you follow a healthy diet designed to reduce your risk of diabetes, you also will reduce your risk of all forms of cardiovascular events and disease, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure,  … Read More



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