When it comes to cardiovascular health, following a healthy lifestyle is always important. That’s true even if you take cholesterol-lowering statins. Experts stress that statins, exercise and a heart-healthy diet are great partners in your efforts to improve and maintain heart health. Cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Testing in Preventive Cardiology at … Read More
Salmon breaks apart so delicately with your fork — it’s hard to believe something so delicious can be so good for you too. It provides essential omega-3 fatty acids, which your body can only get from your diet. The American Heart Association recommends we eat two four-ounce servings of fish each week.
Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. … Read More
A healthy diet can be good for your heart as well as your waistline. “You can definitely reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie Zumpano, RD, LD, a dietitian in the Preventive Cardiology and Nutrition Program at Cleveland Clinic. “There is a great variety of fruits and vegetables that … Read More
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Contributor: Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD This year, if you are looking to put a twist on your holiday dinner, chestnuts might be just the thing. Fresh chestnuts are available from fall through December, which makes them a perfect holiday treat. You can buy them fresh, ground, dried, puréed or vacuum-packed. Roasting … Read More
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
This low-fat crunchy pumpkin pie uses only a small amount of oil in the crust and skim milk in the filling to make it heart-healthy. The crust includes ground almonds and cooking oats, which gives it a crunchy texture. The pie filling is flavorful with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Ingredients Pie crust: 1 cup … Read More
This portobello mushroom sandwich is a satisfying, flavorful and healthy vegetarian option. It’s packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner with a salad or soup. Ingredients Four 4- to 5-inch portobello mushrooms, stems … Read More
Juicy, umami-rich tomatoes taste great fresh off the vine or slow-simmered in a savory sauce. Any way you enjoy them, tomatoes are healthy, low-sodium sources of vital vitamins and nutrients. They also may have a special ingredient that is good for your heart: lycopene. Recent studies show that lycopene (a powerful antioxidant) may help repair … Read More
Let’s face it: Hot dogs and sausages aren’t healthy. But you don’t have to let concerns about heart disease put a damper on your grilling plans.