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Heart-Healthy Food Shopping

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, eating a heart-healthy diet can help you reduce your risk of heart disease. Here’s how meal planning and shopping can help you choose heart-healthy foods.

Know which foods

Blood Pressure Chart: Where Do Your Numbers Fit?

Blood Pressure Chart: Where Do Your Numbers Fit?

A nurse takes your blood pressure at your annual physical. The numbers are recorded and the checkup continues. But do you know where on the blood pressure chart your levels are? Are they healthy? Too low? Too high, meaning you have hypertension? If you have high blood pressure or are

5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

This medication will lower your LDL cholesterol. That drug may reduce your risk of heart attacks. Another one will reduce your triglycerides.
Whatever medications you see advertised on air or in print, they all have one thing in common: They should augment the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to manage

Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in this country, but you can take steps to protect yourself. The first one lies in your kitchen.

“There are many everyday foods that provide excellent heart-health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol levels, improving heart function, increasing blood flow, and reducing inflammation,”

Aged Black Garlic for Great Flavor and Health Potential

Q. Are there any proven health benefits for aged black garlic?A. A garlic frontrunner has emerged: aged black garlic. Aged (or fermented) black garlic has been promoted as the next “superfood” on the Internet and the “it” ingredient by chefs, even though it’s been used in Asia for many years.

A Lot to Love About Almonds

The Folklore. Almonds are one of the oldest known cultivated nuts, and also one of the most symbolic. The Romans began the custom of showering newlyweds with womb-shaped almonds to symbolize fertility and a happy marriage. The gift of almonds also signifies good wishes for births, engagements and anniversaries. Native

Supplements for A Healthy Heart: What Works, What Doesn?t

(Part 2 of a two-part series on heart-healthy foods and supplements.) Your doctor says your cholesterol is too high. Or heart disease runs in your family. Or maybe you?ve got a healthy heart and want to keep it that way.    Last month, EN focused on the top five heart-healthy

Five Easy Pieces: EN‘s Top Foods to Eat to Keep Your Heart Healthy

(Part 1 of a two-part series on heart-healthy foods and supplements.) Heart disease stubbornly remains the number one killer in the U.S. for both men and women. How can you avoid being another statistic? Although part of your risk for heart disease is embedded in your genes and can’t be

Foods With Heart-Healthy Logos Aren?t Only Heart-Healthy Choices

Looking for heart-healthy foods on your supermarket shelves? Perhaps the American Heart Association (AHA) logo of a red heart with a white checkmark inside catches your eye. Are these the foods to trust?  Logo Admirable, But Not Essential. The heart-check logo is the symbol the AHA uses to identify heart-healthy

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