Crunchy Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Low-Fat Crunchy Pumpkin Pie

Tags: dessert, fall, fall season, heart healthy diet, pumpkin, Recipes, Thanksgiving

This low-fat crunchy pumpkin pie uses only a small amount of oil in the crust and skim milk in the filling to make it heart-healthy. The pie filling is flavorful with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.


Surprising Scoop on Salt

The Surprising Scoop on Salt in Your Diet (Video)

Tags: Dr. Nissen, heart disease, heart healthy diet, heart videos, high blood pressure, salt, videos

Anyone with high blood pressure should aim for a low-salt diet, but a heart doctor says healthy people don't have to worry as much about salt.


Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe: Roasted Portobello Sandwich with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, heart healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

This portobello mushroom sandwich is packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers.


tomatoes

Can You Pick Your “Heart Repair” Fresh From Your Garden?

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, lycopene, Mediterranean diet

Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, may help repair heart patients' damaged blood vessels. But supplements containing lycopene may also have side effects. For now, enjoy fresh tomatoes instead.


Bean and Artichoke Salad

Recipe: Veggie, Bean and Artichoke Salad

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Recipes

This flavorful mix of beans, artichokes, red pepper, onion, tomato and herbs is easy to make, healthy and filling. Make it as an appetizer, side dish or meal.


hot dogs on grill

Increase Your BBQ IQ: Best Meats to Eat for Heart Health

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

For your heart’s sake, steer clear of processed red meat when you barbecue. You don't have to sacrifice delicious flavor, though. Try these healthy options.


vegetables

5 Top Reasons You Should Eat the Mediterranean Way

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

Choosing what to eat shouldn't be complicated. For many years, the Mediterranean diet has helped lower incidence of heart attack and stroke, and it's a delicious way to better health.


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.