It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart
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If you want to lower LDL naturally, the answer may lie in your spice rack. Turmeric is the Indian spice that gives curry its golden color. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind for cholesterol health, research indicates it is one of the best natural
Tea is hot—figuratively and (sometimes) literally. It’s the second-most consumed beverage in the world, following only water. In the United States, sales of tea reached $11.5 billion in 2015. Green tea is particularly trendy, and with good reason. The benefits of green tea have been well documented and reported in
As we age, our risk for certain medical conditions becomes higher. For women, menopause may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
A heart-healthy diet also should take into account the types of herbs and spices discussed in this chapter: seasoning touches that can also do your body some good. We’ll also take a look at beverages known to help (or hurt) your health.
Basil and thyme: Basil is a good source of
Niacin is one of the easiest and most effective ways to maintain healthy cholesterol levels naturally. Unfortunately, many people stop using it because of some of the common niacin side effects you’ll discover below.
You may have heard the term “heart disease” before as a risk factor for a heart attack. There are many types of heart diseases, but the one that ranks as the leading cause of heart attack is known as coronary artery disease, or CAD.
A coronary artery is an artery
Q. Colon cancer runs in my family, so I want to do everything I can to lower my risk. I’ve heard that taking extra calcium can help. Is this true?
A. Joel Mason, MD, director of the Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory at the HNRCA, explains: “Your dietary pattern does help determine
When choosing foods that will benefit both your heart and brain, it pays to think in terms of tradeoffs. Even healthy foods contain calories, and if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. That’s why nutrition experts advise
Eating to protect your heart and brain means more than just choosing or rejecting a few individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals. Rather, you need to focus on a healthy overall eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) explain: “Over the course of any