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

10 Ways to Build a Better Bowl of Oatmeal (Slideshow)

As mornings get cooler, a steaming bowl of oatmeal may be just the thing to get your day off to a good start. Plain oats (though packed with cholesterol-lowering and blood-sugar steadying soluble fiber) can get a tad monotonous. With these 10 tips from Cleveland Clinic dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, you can mix … Read More

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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

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

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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

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