Learn how to recognize and prevent silent heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest and other heart disorders. Get tips on heart-healthy eating (plus recipes). And discover the right way to do CPR.
When glucose builds up in your blood, it damages blood vessels and nerves. Discover what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke. Then find out how to lower your risk as we “decode” fasting glucose.
Having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more dangerous for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips. Find out if your waistline puts you at risk as we “decode” waist circumference.
LDL cholesterol is a major cause of coronary heart disease. Find out if your LDL cholesterol is where it should be. And discover steps you can take to lower it as we “decode” LDL.
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Did you know that triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol? But high levels of this blood fat are also linked to coronary heart disease. Find out if your levels put you at risk and learn how to lower them as we “decode” triglycerides.
The higher your BMI, the greater your risks of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes. Discover whether your score is in the healthy range as we “decode” BMI.
Red peppers contain 30 different antioxidants, one of the reasons they are so nutritionally dense. Enjoy their distinct flavor roasted or fresh — and up your intake of potassium, a mineral many of us lack.
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
This subtly spicy dish offers a wide variety of phytonutrients that can positively impact your health. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 cup celery, finely chopped2 medium carrots, chopped1 teaspoon ground coriander½ teaspoon paprika½ teaspoon dried ginger½ teaspoon ground cumin¼ teaspoon turmericPinch … Read More
Most parents would love for their children to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. But getting children to buy in often is difficult. The trick may lie in starting these good habits when your children are young. The earlier you start a habit, the more likely it is to stick, says … Read More