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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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
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’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 wear a heart rate monitor when I take my Spin class. I never seem to burn more then 375 calories for 45 min of very intense cycling. This leads me to believe that I don't have the proper info keyed into my monitor. I wear a Polar FT4, I have set i... Read more
Started working full time 3 years ago and have steady watched my weight go up due to my now sedentary lifestyle. I spend 9hrs a day sitting at a desk to go home and sit on the couch to watch tv. Many times we order pizza because it's quick and easy.... Read more
After not eating real meals for 10 days (major break up, moved across country, always nauseous) - tonight I forced myself to eat food & went to the gym.. Its a new chapter. Anyone ready to do this with me?... Read more
I've only started researching this stuff two weeks ago and I'm not entirely sure what I can or can't cross out of my diet. So far, I've been eating fresh vegetables for every meal, but also 3% cheese with crispbread instead of actual bread, buckwheat... 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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