Juicy tomatoes growing under the Tuscan sun, oranges that burst with life, the steamy warmth of fresh-baked breads—there are several mouth-watering reasons to treat your taste buds to the flavors of the Mediterranean. The food is magnificent!
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Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but some a.m. meals are better for your heart than others. We've rounded up this list of breakfasts that fall within the heart-healthy guidelines of the Academy of Nutrition and Di... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
I just want to see what everyone thought: When you are short on time, is it better to cook a healthy meal or to eat junk and then spend your time exercising?
I wanted to ask this question because I have noticed a lot of people feel they can eat wha... Read more
Keep hold of your BIG REASON to get healthy. I have a friend who said she'd go to the gym with me, but kept flaking out. Finally I decided I wasn't going to wait for her, and just went alone. Best decision I ever made. I made "gym friends" there!... Read more
Today I am baking bread and making a vegan sandwich spread to take on a day trip tomorrow! Doing the 10K Avenue of the Giants in early May. I will be camping. Will take all food with including vegan salads, oatmeal with my homemade cashew milk, bo... Read more
The American Heart Association has written a number of cookbooks. Some books target quick and easy, low-sodium, one-dish meals, and each cookbook offers tips on how to make your life easier and healthier for a better heart. Another huge plus: each me... Read more
This meal tastes of springtime, and it's light enough that it fits into a heart-healthy diet. You won't believe that it clocks in under 300 calories. This meal was designed to have reduced fat and sodium, with moderate calories, but I didn't skimp on... Read more
Find Reasons to Move Sharonne Hayes, M.D., has a demanding schedule as director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, which leaves scant time for hourlong workouts. So she makes an effort to get her physical activ... Read more
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