I get asked about all the time what people should eat to help maintain their heart health. One reason might be that the topic of diet has become very controversial in recent years.
In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.
Confused about which oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t? We asked for advice from James D. Perko, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, for Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and Center for Lifestyle Medicine, and dietitians Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, and Julia Zumpano, RD, from the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Program. There … Read More
When it comes to cooking with oils, do you have to choose between cooking for taste or cooking for health? People have strong opinions about what’s best. Health Hub sat down recently to chat about cooking with oils with James D. Perko, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef for Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and its Center for Lifestyle Medicine and nutritionist … Read More
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What kind of cook are you? Do you measure carefully with a measuring spoon or cup — or are you a more adventurous type who uses a “splash” and “dash” instead? Yes, it can be fun to cook with some abandon without measuring. But with some ingredients, like olive oil, this can make your meals … Read More
With endorsements coming from celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, you might find it tempting to try oil-pulling – an Indian folk practice that is the latest homeopathic craze. Oil-pulling is swishing a teaspoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes every day, then spitting it out. The traditional oil to use is sesame. But many … Read More
The Food and Drug Administration has taken a major first step in requiring all food manufacturers to eventually phase out artificial trans fat from their products, particularly processed foods. The agency has made a primary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fat in processed foods, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” … Read More
We pit olive oil against coconut oil to determine the heart health champion. See if you can guess the winner of this round of Health Hub Knockout — and get healthy cooking & baking tips too!
Which oils are heart-healthiest for baking, sautéing and salad dressing? Hang this chart in your kitchen to remind yourself which oils to use and when to use them. Learn which oils to avoid and discover other do’s and don’ts from our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians. Download the Full Guide in Color