Do Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Matter?

Cholesterol is hot in the news ever since a top nutrition advisory committee stated that people no longer need to be concerned about eating foods high in cholesterol earlier this year. This guideline caused confusion as people wondered: Is checking my cholesterol still important? Do I need to change my diet? Do my numbers matter? … Read More

How Many Eggs Can You Eat to Stay Heart-Healthy?

Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. A red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on … Read More

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?

Eat eggs; don’t eat eggs. Put margarine on your toast — no, use butter. Wait, don’t have toast at all. Nutrition studies come out at a furious pace, with enough conflicting advice to make a consumer’s head spin. Now, add to the mix new studies that question the conventional wisdom that eating breakfast helps you … Read More

Recipe: Asparagus, Tomato and Shiitake Mushroom Quiche

Quiche, an egg-based savory tart, originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. This light dinner entrée goes well with a simple green salad. At various times of year, we change the vegetables to baby artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, squash or fennel. Many mushrooms do well in quiche, as do oysters or even truffles for a real … Read More

5 Healthy Foods You Think Are Unhealthy

When you envision foods that wreck your diet or sabotage your health, what pops into your mind? There’s a good chance the list of foods you imagine includes options that could actually help you reduce stress, prevent heart disease and ward off certain cancers. Unfortunately, once a food gets labeled “bad for your health,” it … Read More

No. 9 Innovation: Finding Heart Risk Through the Gut (Video)

Cleveland Clinic asked more than 100 of its top experts about the innovations set to reshape healthcare in the coming year. These are their answers — the Top 10 Innovations for 2014. There is a global hunt in progress using cardiovascular fingerprints — scientists call them biomarkers — to identify the risk of heart disease. … Read More