How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health

Sometimes, it’s okay to go a little bit nutty – especially if that means upping your intake of almonds. Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of a heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. Like many other nuts, almonds are high in fat, which tends to give them a bad rap with consumers. It’s … Read More

You Can Eat Fat If You Choose Wisely

For decades, we’ve been told that fats in food are unhealthy. New research is now prompting medical experts to re-evaluate fat — and it’s not totally taboo. “A lot of what we believed about fats has turned out not to hold up to scientific scrutiny,” says Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. A … Read More

How Many Eggs Can You Eat to Stay Heart-Healthy?

Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. A red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on … Read More

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Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat. A recent study found that a low-carb diet is better for losing weight and reducing cardiovascular disease risk than a low-fat one.  Researchers at Tulane University randomly assigned 148 men and women to follow either … Read More

Movie Plans? 9 Hacks for Your Snacks (Infographic)

Eating at the movies can be hazardous to your health. Movie theater sizes exceed recommended servings (by a lot!) and are typically full of sodium, sugar and fat. A large buttered popcorn has 1,200 calories, extra salt, and saturated fat in the butter. A box of Snowcaps has sugar plus saturated fat (in the chocolate). Your best strategy? Snack at home before you … Read More

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5 Ways to Slim Down Your Meatloaf

Meatloaf may not have the most appetizing name, but it’s a comfort food staple in many households. However, most recipes — a hunk of ground red meat mixed together with eggs and breadcrumbs — are comfort your body does not need. Luckily, you can swap some of the unhealthy items with healthier options without making … Read More

Your NFL Team’s Loss Can Go Right to Your Gut

Rooting for the wrong football team may make you do bad things. A recent study by the INSEAD Business School, published in Psychological Science, found people living in cities whose NFL team loses on Sunday tend to eat more calories and fatty foods on the following Monday. Joseph Rock, PsyD, did not take part in … Read More