Heart Healthy Living

Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

Tags: heart healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, Recipes

Roasting chestnuts in your oven isn't hard and makes for a delicious offering over the holidays for guests. Learn how to prepare them in four easy steps.


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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious, it’s healthy. Give these heart-healthy recipes a try for the holidays.


6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

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It’s true: You can make mouth-watering, lighter versions of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes that substitute natural sweeteners and lower-fat ingredients—and no one will know the difference.


Healthy Marzipan Recipe

How You Can Make Your Indian Holiday Dinner Heart-Healthy

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Learn more about delicious heart-healthy holiday foods from different cultural traditions. Today, we look at the traditions of India: mughlai biryani and marzipan.


Jewish Sufganiyot and Latkes Made Healthy

Try These Lighter, Healthier Jewish Sufganiyot and Latkes

Tags: foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Recipes

Cooking for the holidays? Here are some heart-healthy recipe options from around the world. Today, learn about Hanukkah traditions sufganiyot and latkes.


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Follow These 5 Simple Rules To Prevent Heart Attacks

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart-healthy lifestyle

You can control your own future; A new study says you can cut your heart attack risk by 80 percent, just by making positive changes in your lifestyle.


8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, holidays, infographic, prevention

Enjoy these sensible and sometimes surprising tips for healthy eating throughout the holidays. Learn how to stay on course at parties, at home and at work (anywhere holiday goodies abound)!


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Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

Tags: carbohydrates, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat, weight loss

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat.


If you want to be heart-healthy this Thanksgiving, consider these tips from our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians for preparing lighter versions of your favorite foods.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Serve This, Not That (Infographic)

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Overeating Thanksgiving dinner has become a national pastime. Learn how to lighten the calories and fat in the traditional foods you love.