Diet and Your Heart: What’s Safe to Eat? (Infographic)

The science of which foods are — and aren’t — good for your heart can seem to be ever changing. Recent studies have been coming so fast that keeping up starts to feel like mission impossible. The good news is that there’s still more agreement among experts about the basics of diet and the heart … Read More

Dark, Milk or White – Which Chocolate Is Best for Your Heart?

Throughout history, chocolate has been beloved around the world, at times serving as a medicinal cure and a ritual drink. The good news is that recent studies tell us this popular sweet is heart-healthy and full of antioxidants. Find out more about which chocolate is best for you and why.

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Can Dark Chocolate Help Ease Your Pain from PAD?

It’s not news that walking is good for you. But a recent study found that a sweet treat may make walking a little easier for you if you have painful leg cramping from peripheral artery disease (PAD). Prior research showing possible benefits of eating dark chocolate has led to more studies. Recently, researchers found that … Read More

Recipe: Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

This heart-healthy version of everyone’s favorite cookie is low in cholesterol and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts and canola oil replace the usual eggs and butter, and oats and whole-wheat flour provide the whole grain. It’s a recipe you can indulge in occasionally without guilt (and a little dark chocolate never hurts)! Ingredients 3 … Read More

Chocolate, Red Wine Won’t Help You Live Longer or Healthier

If you’ve ever popped a piece of dark chocolate into your mouth with the belief its antioxidants make the candy a healthy choice, you may have to find another reason to indulge. A new study says the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine, dark chocolate and grapes, is not associated with living longer. … Read More

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Dark chocolate. Cherries. Brownies. Oh my! It can fulfill your chocolate cravings without expanding your waistline. In each satisfying serving, you’ll find only 110 calories and 6 grams of fat. What’s not to love? Ingredients Cooking spray ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup granular no-calorie sweetener ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon … Read More