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

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 dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD. Fish oil will not prevent heart disease. It can, however, help … 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

Fish Faceoff: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon

Every trip to the grocery store involves dilemmas. Which bread do you buy? Are the chickens that laid these eggs really cage-free? One of the biggest dilemmas comes at the seafood counter. You know fish such as salmon and trout provide many health benefits and contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids. But you’ve also heard  … Read More

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5 Healthy Foods You Think Are Unhealthy

When you envision foods that wreck your diet or sabotage your health, what pops into your mind? There’s a good chance the list of foods you imagine includes options that could actually help you reduce stress, prevent heart disease and ward off certain cancers. Unfortunately, once a food gets labeled “bad for your health,” it … Read More

A Warning About Omega-3 Supplements (Video)

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid supplements is good for your heart, but a new study finds that taking omega-3 supplements may not be as beneficial – at least in at-risk patients. At-risk people don’t experience omega-3 benefits An Italian study found that people with underlying cardiovascular risk factors may not get the heart … Read More

Omega-3s Linked to Better Memory Later in Life

Remember this, because it just might improve your memory: more fish, less steak. A new study — confirming earlier findings — shows that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like those in the Mediterranean diet, may help preserve memory and thinking abilities later in life. The Mediterranean diet and omega-3 The study, which teamed … Read More

Omega-3 Fats Pack a Powerful Punch

Contributor: Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD, Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation If you compare fighting heart disease to a boxing match, then omega-3 fats are the heavyweight champ. Few nutrients come close to the one-two punch of these long-chain polyunsaturated fats, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Extensive studies have shown that … Read More

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Why Should You Eat Seeds?

Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of seeds? Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic, says people do not realize certain seeds have a variety of health benefits. Hemp seeds, for example, can be a great source of vitamin E. “Vitamin E is an antioxidant in our body,” says Jamieson-Petonic. “It helps … Read More

Recipe: Salmon With Mango Salsa

Salmon is a great choice for heart health because it provides the essential fatty acid omega-3 and is low in calories and saturated fat. Essential fatty acids cannot be made by the body; they must be obtained from foods.