steak and fries

Study Says Heart-Healthy Diet Isn’t Only About the Fat

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

New analysis of old studies says saturated fats may not be the main diet culprit in heart disease. But experts say current diet guidelines are still your best bet. Here's why.

hi-low-blood-pressure-fi

Understanding Highs and Lows of Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, heart video, heart videos, video

When it comes to blood pressure, cardiologists say no number is considered too low, unless a patient has symptoms. Steven Nissen, M.D. explains how the DASH diet can help lower numbers.

hand opening soda can

Added Sugar = Added Risk for Your Heart

Tags: added sugar, cardiovascular disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet

Results from a recent study might just make you put down that soda for good. They confirm what doctors have been saying for years: Too much sugar is a bad thing for your health, especially your heart.

fruits and vegetables in a basket

Budget-Friendly Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating

Tags: diet & nutrition, heart healthy diet

Life is stressful enough, and trying to buy heart-healthy foods that won't empty your wallet isn't easy. A few simple ideas can help.

fresh fruits and veggies

Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Tags: diet, heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure

Chronic high blood pressure is a killer, but you have more power than you might think to control it. Diet plays a major role in regulating hypertension and what you eat can determine how low it can go.

Recipe: Quick, Healthy Guacamole

Recipe: Quick, Heart-Healthy Guacamole

Tags: healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Heart Month, Recipes, snacks

Avocados get three-fourths of their calories from fat -- but because it is monounsaturated fat and because avocados are low in calories, you can enjoy eating them in good health.

Feb-7-high-blood-pressure-FI-1of3

High Blood Pressure: Prevalent, Often Untreated (Infographic)

Tags: heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure, hypertension

Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

cereal with berries

Heart Health: Eat Breakfast, Frequent Meals

Tags: diet, healthy diet, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, nutrition

Calorie counters miss the mark by skipping breakfast. It's well known that regular, healthy meals help balance blood sugar and regulate weight. And, you might also be cheating yourself out of a healthy heart.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Recipe: Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Tags: chocolate, dark chocolate, dessert, heart healthy diet, Heart Month, Recipes, valentine's day

Dark chocolate. Cherries. Brownies. Oh my! This recipe is perfect to make and share on Valentine's Day. It can fulfill your chocolate cravings without expanding your waistline.

Heart-healthy trail mix

Recipe: Heart-Healthy Snack Mix

Tags: healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Heart Month, Recipes, snacks

This trail mix recipe is not only satisfying and flavorful -- it is also good for you and good for your heart. Just remember that nuts pack a calorie-punch, so a little goes a long way.