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5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

Regardless of what your test results indicate or what your risk category is, one fact is inescapable: Following a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you minimize your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, as well as improve your overall health and quality of life.
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What’s the Healthiest Oil? The Winner Is…

What’s the Healthiest Oil? The Winner Is…

Liquid vegetables oils—for example, olive oil and soybean oil—are celebrated as healthy unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fatty acids, when substituted for saturated fats, support general heart health. But for cooking, baking, or dressing salads, what is the healthiest oil?

Many people would probably answer “olive oil.” This cornerstone of the Mediterranean eating

The Healthiest Nuts

Nuts feature in most of the world’s healthiest diets. The Mediterranean-style and DASH diets, as well as the American Heart Association diet, recommend including nuts in your meal plans or as snacks.

Research shows that nuts reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer. As

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Chia seeds are heating up on the “superfood” front due to their impressive nutrition profile. The seed known as the quirky sprout of Chia Pet fame has officially made a comeback, showing up in everything from beverages and snack foods to desserts and nutrition bars. Are chia seeds healthy? They

4. Brain Food

The science of whether some dietary choices are really “brain food” continues to unfold. Given the long time frames of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, it’s challenging to prove any cause-and-effect relationship between specific foods and brain health. Most such associations are drawn from observational studies, in

Hemp Seed Nutrition: Big Health Benefits from Tiny Packages

Hemp Seed Nutrition: Big Health Benefits from Tiny Packages

Got hemp seed? Nutrition benefits from this worthy source of protein make it an ideal addition to your diet. Beyond protein, hemp seeds contain a number of other nutrients that are an essential part of a healthy eating plan.

Specifically, hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids known as

The Importance of Unsaturated Fats

In decades past, “fat-free” was a popular health claim found on food packaging. Now, nutrition experts recommend increasing intake of unsaturated fats, which can lead to reduced risk of heart dis-ease, improved cognitive function, and lower incidence of depression.

Unsaturated fats also are pivotal in controlling cholesterol, reducing joint pain associated

Supplements for Inflammation: Guide for Natural Pain Management

Supplements for Inflammation: Guide for Natural Pain Management

Whether you’re suffering from tendinitis or bronchitis, inflammation can make you feel awful. You pop an NSAID (like ibuprofen or aspirin), but it doesn’t seem to touch your pain. Plus, now you’re suffering from its side effects—nausea, vomiting, constipation, and headaches. If only there was something you could do (or

6. Meet the Macronutrients

Much of the debate in recent years about how best to feed your heart and brain has focused on “macronutrients”—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the nutrients your body needs in the largest amounts to function properly. The macronutrients provide your body with energy in the form of calories. (Micronutrients,

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