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

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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.


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5 Top Reasons You Should Eat the Mediterranean Way

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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.


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

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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.


The Mediterranean diet healthiest for your heart (infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic)

The Diet Proven to Protect Your Heart (Infographic)

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Take a cue from those who live in countries bordering the Mediterranean and fill your plate with fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, fish and olive oil. It’s the only diet proven to protect your heart – plus, it will help you maintain a healthy body weight, too!