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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

Tags: FDA, healthy diet, herbs and spices, study, vitamins and supplements

A study finds four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no oversight for herbal supplements. But if you read the label, you can find a safe and reputable brand.


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6 Surprising Ways Garlic Boosts Your Health

Tags: garlic, healthy diet, immune system, inflammation, skin care

Adding garlic to your diet can improve your overall health, from your hair to your heart. See six ways this herb-like vegetable can help your body.


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Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Tags: bad habits, dental health, dentist, healthy diet, oral health, sugar, teeth, teeth grinding, tobacco, tooth decay

While we all know candy and soda are not good for our teeth, there are other things we may be doing that we don't realize could be harming our dental health. Find easy tips to take better care of your teeth and gums.


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Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, diabetes, good cholesterol, HDL, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, LDL, study, Trans fats

A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report will help shape the next version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.


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How You Can Encourage Heart-Healthy Habits in Your Kids

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Heart Month

Most parents would love for their children to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. But getting children to buy in often is difficult. The trick may lie in starting these good habits when your children are young.


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If You’re Healthy, Don’t Obsess About Salt

Tags: blood pressure, healthy diet, heart disease, high blood pressure, salt, sodium

While a new study finds no link between salt consumption and risk of death or developing heart disease in healthy older adults, people with certain medical conditions still need to modify their salt intake.


Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, cooking shows, healthy diet, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, Recipes

Bean-based dips are healthier than typical creamy cheese-based dips. The beans offer unsaturated fat, protein and fiber. Also, roasted red peppers are a good source of potassium, which many of us are lacking.


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How You Can Avoid Low-Level Arsenic in Rice and Chicken

Tags: chicken, food safety, healthy diet

Low levels of cancer-causing arsenic exist in some chicken and rice. Can you safely eat these foods, and are there alternatives to supplement your diet?


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6 Surprises About the Mediterranean Diet

Tags: diet, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet

You may already know the basics of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. But you might be surprised to learn a few things about its benefits — and the way it works.


Recipe: Nutty Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Fruit

Recipe: Nutty Steel Cut Oats With Fruit (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, breakfast, cooking shows, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, oatmeal, Recipes

Here’s a quick way to upgrade your breakfast: Eat steel cut oats. Watch as we explore the various ways to dress up your oatmeal while we discuss the health benefits.