Most of the health and weight loss advice out there is misguided, outdated and scientifically inaccurate. Don’t let it create road blocks on your journey to health and wellness.
You know that exercise and a good diet can keep your heart healthy. But what else can you do to keep your ticker going strong? Here are five key things you need to do every day to help your heart work most efficiently.
Processed food has become more American than apple pie. But chemical additives in the food, if consumed in large quantities, may be a health concern. Here are five additives you should avoid.
In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.
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For years, we’ve heard that saturated fat is bad for our hearts and that unsaturated fat is good. But experts’ views on dietary fat are changing. It’s easy to be confused. Learn which fats you can eat more of and which fats to avoid. And enjoy useful tips on heart-healthy eating, cooking and shopping from preventive cardiology dietitians Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, and … Read More
For years, we’ve been told to avoid high-cholesterol foods for heart health, but those days may be coming to an end. A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report, which was released today, will help shape the next version … Read More
Doctors and dietitians spend plenty of time talking to you about making smart food choices. But what delicious decisions do they make on their own time, for health or personal reasons? And what foods do they avoid at all cost? We asked, and they answered. Find out if your favorite food made their “do not eat” list. Take … Read More
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology’s new guidelines have taken a dramatic turn in their approach to treatment with cholesterol-lowering statin medications. The guidelines’ recommendations have changed to suggest physicians identify patients at high risk for heart disease and prescribe statins for them to reduce these risks. The new guidelines call for … Read More
The Food and Drug Administration has taken a major first step in requiring all food manufacturers to eventually phase out artificial trans fat from their products, particularly processed foods. The agency has made a primary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fat in processed foods, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” … Read More
True or False: Trans fats can “hide” in foods, even if the Nutrition Facts label lists “0 grams” of trans fats. True False Answer: True In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Trans fats are the worst kind of fat, and are associated with increased triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL … Read More