Diet and Your Heart: What’s Safe to Eat? (Infographic)

The science of which foods are — and aren’t — good for your heart can seem to be ever changing. Recent studies have been coming so fast that keeping up starts to feel like mission impossible. The good news is that there’s still more agreement among experts about the basics of diet and the heart … Read More

How the Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Your Brain Power

It’s well-established that the Mediterranean diet is the best choice for heart health. But a recent study finds that adding to the nuts and olive oil in this diet could help protect your brain, too. Researchers in Barcelona, Spain recently found that when older adults supplemented their Mediterranean style of eating with extra olive oil or nuts, they … Read More

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How Bad Food Choices May Affect Your Memory

A new study shows your diet quality may influence your risk of cognitive decline, including memory and thinking skills. Results show people with the healthiest diets were 24 percent less likely to have cognitive decline than people with the least healthy diets when followed for close to five years. Reports on poor diet show that … Read More

The Best Oil, Fish and Cheese Options for Your Heart

Sometimes it seems like a world of endless food choices. But even for those of us who have settled on a particular way of eating — such as the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet — there are many decisions still to be made. Extra virgin olive oil, or virgin olive oil? Salmon or sea bass? The Mediterranean diet is based … Read More

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Thighs With Tomatoes and Basil

Looking for a new spin on the same old chicken dinner? Try this Mediterranean variation, which is low in saturated fat and rich in flavor. Dark meat such as chicken thigh meat doesn’t dry out as easily as white meat, so this baked recipe stays moist. Serve with a starch and a vegetable to make … Read More

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Red Peppers

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.