Heart Healthy Diet Articles

While many factors affect heart disease, the FDA recommends eating foods that are high in fiber and low in fat, sodium and cholesterol to reduce the risk of this disease. Make these 10 foods a...

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., and Tracy Gensler, M.S., R.D.   Step Five: Balance your daily fat intake ("polys," "monos" & "Sats") Step Six: Go with...

Step One: Fill your plate with fruits and vegetables.Step Two: Make more of your grains whole.Step Three: Nosh on nuts.Step Four: Slash sodium.   Enjoy spaghetti with red sauce and a...

FDA Trans Fat Labeling Guidelines   The FDA regulations allow manufacturers of any food product with less than 0.5g of trans fat to list “0g” on the nutrition label. With that much leeway, it’...

Nowadays carbohydrates aren’t exactly the enemy they were toward the end of the 2000s, but there are still hordes of carbo-phobes roaming around, who would only put a piece of bread or penne to their...

Q: I have high triglycerides. Is there anything I can do, diet or lifestyle-wise, to help reduce them? Yes! There are many dietary and lifestyle changes that can help lower your triglycerides....

Avoid chemically modified fats . You’ve heard the terms “hydrogenated” and “partially hydrogenated” used to describe oils. You’ve seen them on food labels and heard the warnings. Here’s why you...

Can they be part of a healthy diet?   Saturated fats have gotten a lot of bad press in recent years because certain types of these fats can increase your total and “bad” LDL cholesterol....

Q: I’ve heard that some types of fiber can be good for my cholesterol. Is that true, and if so, which kinds? A: Yes, it’s true that soluble fiber can help support healthy cholesterol levels when...

You can do everything right with your diet—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy sources of fat and protein, low fat dairy—and still be doing something very wrong. That something is sodium. The...

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