6 Ways to Make Healthy Chia Seed Pudding (Infographic)

If you haven’t tried chia seed pudding yet, you’re in for a real (and healthy) treat. Besides supplying heart-healthy omega-3s, chia seeds keep your blood sugar balanced and are full of minerals and antioxidants. They’re also rich in calcium, potassium and iron. Plus, there’s no cooking involved! Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight … Read More

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The Power of Fish in Your Diet (Infographic)

Omega-3 fatty acids are called the essential fats because we need them to survive. The tricky thing is that our bodies cannot produce these types of acid. This is where fish comes in. Fish are the number one source of omega-3 fatty acids. And just to make it more interesting, there are two types of … Read More

15 Heart-Healthy Foods to Work into Your Diet

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

Recipe: Morning Glory Chia Seed Muffins

These muffins are mildly sweet, nutty and full of veggies. Each tasty muffin, which contains carrot and zucchini, offers 4 grams of fiber and chia seeds, which are high in Omega 3’s. But wait until you take your first bite. The cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, raisins and dates all make these muffins so delicious, you’ll … Read More

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Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamins Won’t Lower Your Cholesterol

If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies. There’s no scientific evidence that fish oil supplements will lower your cholesterol, says Julia Zumpano. Ms. Zumpano is a registered dietitian in Cleveland Clinic’s section of Preventive Cardiology.  … Read More

The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health (Infographic)

To follow a balanced, heart-healthy diet, you need to eat veggies, fruit, fish, soy, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds on a regular basis. But some foods have more heart-healthy disease-fighting nutrients than others. Below, dietitians from our Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program list the best foods to power your heart into healthy … Read More