5 Fast Fruity Breakfasts That Are Kind to Your Heart

We know that you’re too busy during the week to prepare complicated, time-consuming breakfasts for you and your family. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on health. Here are five delicious, heart-healthy breakfast ideas that take no more than 10 minutes to prepare. These recipes come from nutritionist Julia Zumpano,  RD, LD, a registered … 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

Vitamin K Know-How (Infographic)

Kale, collard greens and spinach are all rich in Vitamin K, an essential nutrient that promotes healthy blood clotting. Even though it’s good for you, too much Vitamin K should be avoided, experts say. Your intake of Vitamin K should not exceed 120 mcg if you are a man and 90 mcg if you are … Read More

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5 Vitamins You Might Be Overdoing

Americans aren’t eating as many fruits and vegetables as we should be. In fact, Americans nationwide are significantly below the fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA. Enter supplements. As people seek alternative sources of crucial vitamins and minerals, supplement intake has skyrocketed. Supplements … Read More

5 Vitamins You Might Be Missing

When we think of sickness in America, scurvy isn’t exactly at the top of the list — because most of us get vitamin C in our diets. Unlike our ancestors, we typically don’t have to worry about serious vitamin deficiency disorders. But that does not mean we get all the essential vitamins and minerals we … Read More

Multivitamins: Are They Worth It?

If you’ve taken daily multivitamins for years, you’re not alone — about 40 percent of Americans do. In 2009, we spent $27 billion on multivitamins, and today we probably spend even more. But do multivitamins work? Experts disagree. Some think that multivitamins supply nutrients missing from our diets. Others think that multivitamins are a crutch … Read More

8 Foods for Head-to-Toe Beauty (Slideshow)

Beauty is more than skin-deep. In fact, sometimes it goes as deep as your digestive system — and the foods you eat. You won’t find the following foods at the beauty salon, but consider them delicious, nutritious beauty aids. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”435″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″] Brigid Titgemeier, nutrition assistant at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, contributed … Read More

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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

Vitamin D: Good for Bones and More

Vitamin D is known for fortifying bones but may have many other health benefits, too. “The literature of the past decade goes way beyond bone health,” says Tanya Edwards, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. “The populations that have the highest vitamin D levels have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, strokes … Read More