5 Top Reasons You Should Eat the Mediterranean Way

There’s a good reason you may be confused whenever you open your refrigerator. From gluten-free, to low-carb, to high-protein, there’s a dizzying array of popular diets. They’ll all supposedly help you lose weight or improve your health. And they all have dedicated followers who tout their benefits. The Mediterranean diet is easy to understand and … Read More

Understanding Highs and Lows of Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Here at Cleveland Clinic, patients frequently ask us cardiologists this question: “Is my blood pressure too high, or is it too low?” We’re always happy to answer, because it’s important for you as a patient to understand your blood pressure. Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure or force inside your blood vessels or … Read More

Added Sugar = Added Risk for Your Heart

A recent study that links added sugars in the diet to heart disease is bad news for your sweet tooth. However, the new data empowers doctors and patients with solid information about how the sugars added to many foods – and especially soft drinks – take a toll on heart health. The study’s conclusion sums … Read More

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Budget-Friendly Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating

Heart-healthy eating can be good for your bottom line, as long as you plan ahead, shop smart and keep it simple. Spend a few minutes learning which healthy foods are a good deal and formulating a nutritional game plan. Make your shopping list, and locate the best food stores or vendors before you head out … Read More

Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

If left untreated, chronic high blood pressure can have deadly consequences – including heart attack and stroke. Hypertension can be treated with medications, but you can do your own part to control high blood pressure simply by eating a healthier diet. Eating for blood pressure regulation Eating to lower your blood pressure is all about … Read More

Heart Health: Eat Breakfast, Frequent Meals

Whether you are running late or trying to avoid calories, skipping breakfast could be a bad way to start the day. Studies show that people who skip meals tend to be heavier, have higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels and be pre-diabetic. All of these increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. Skipping breakfast can backfire … 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

Recipe: Heart-Healthy Snack Mix

All trail mix is not created equal. Sometimes, sugar and fat can ruin what seems like a healthy snack option. This recipe is not only satisfying and flavorful — it is also good for you and good for your heart. Just remember that nuts, in particular, pack a calorie-punch, so a little goes a long … Read More