Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Beans give your body soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. The fiber can also help you feel full, which in turn, can help you lose weight. How often should you eat beans for good health? The Mediterranean diet, which is often recommended by doctors, encourages people to eat at … Read More

Oatmeal: How Much You Need to Lower Cholesterol

Oatmeal is a good breakfast whether you make it simple or dress it up with lots of fruit and nut toppings. But here’s the other beautiful thing about oatmeal. If you eat one and one-half cups of it each day, you can lower your cholesterol by 5 to 8 percent. It contains soluable and insoluable … Read More

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

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. A recent study found that a low-carb diet is better for losing weight and reducing cardiovascular disease risk than a low-fat one.  Researchers at Tulane University randomly assigned 148 men and women to follow either … Read More

5 Fast Fruity Breakfasts That Are Kind to Your Heart

We know that you’re too busy during the week to prepare complicated, time-consuming breakfasts for you and your family. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on health. Here are five delicious, heart-healthy breakfast ideas that take no more than 10 minutes to prepare. These recipes come from nutritionist Julia Zumpano,  RD, LD, a registered … Read More

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5 On-The-Go Hearty, Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas

A healthy breakfast does not require a lot of time or energy every day. All you need to do is stock up on good ingredients when you’re at the grocery store each week. Then take a few minutes each morning to put it together. These few changes in shopping and morning habits can help you … Read More

How to Choose the Best Energy-Boosting Bars and Gels

Contributor: Kylene Guerra, RD Do you stand in the aisle of energy bars and sports gels wondering what to choose? When it comes to offering you the best health benefits and fuel for your sports performance, not all energy bars and sports gels are equal. Below, find tips to choosing the best ones for you. … Read More

Fiber: Are You Getting Enough? How to Get More (Infographic)

Most Americans, 90 percent of us, are missing something essential in their diets: fiber. A Cleveland Clinic study suggests that a diet high in cereal fibers such as oats, barley, and 100 percent whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower triglyceride levels, improve glycemic control and help you lose weight. “Yes, when you eat … Read More

Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Burger

This black bean burger is not only tasty, but it offers many health benefits you won’t find in your typical beef patty. For colon health, switch from red meat for your burger to high-fiber plant protein sources — like the beans and quinoa in this recipe. A high-fiber diet lowers your risk for colon cancer. … Read More

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Fiber: 4 Reasons It’s for You (Infographic)

Fiber is fabulous. Not only does it help prevent overeating, which keeps your waistline in check. It also provides insurance against some important chronic diseases by lowering your risk.  Find out which diseases fiber helps to fight below. And get tips from Preventive Medicine dietitian Mira Ilic, MS, RD, LD, on incorporating more fiber into … Read More

Recipe: Low-Fat Stuffed Peppers

These delicious stuffed peppers are made with ground turkey and include spinach, low-fat feta cheese and brown rice for great flavor. The insoluble fiber found in peppers and spinach is also great for keeping your digestive tract healthy, while brown rice can help control blood cholesterol levels. Another bonus: Spinach is high in calcium – … Read More