The Facts About Eggs and Heart Health — Unscrambled

Are eggs a superfood or a dietary villain to avoid? You’ve probably seen frightening headlines like these: “Alert! An egg a day increases risk of stroke death,” “A New Study Wants You to Stop Eating Eggs,” “Study: Cholesterol from egg consumption increases risk of heart attack,” and “Eggs are bad for your heart — it’s no yolk.” However, the 2015 …

Hearty Turkey Veggie Chili

Ready in 40 minutes, this easy gluten-free recipe is low in calories but rich in flavor and heart-healthy nutrients. A diet high in carrots has been linked to lower risk for heart attacks and some forms of cancer. Studies also show that people who eat several servings of high-fiber fruits and vegetables daily have decreased risk for stroke and may …

Mediterranean Diet vs. Vegetarian Diet – Which is Better for Your Heart?

“Let food be thy medicine,” Hippocrates advised centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of studies have explored which diet is healthiest. In one of the latest studies, researchers compared the effects of two low-calorie diets – a Mediterranean-style eating plan and a vegetarian diet – to see which one worked best for weight loss and improving the participants’ cardiovascular risk profile. In earlier research, both …

7 Heart-Smart Weight- Loss Tips that Really Work

Nearly 40 percent of Americans — about 100 million people — are obese, according to a new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association. That’s alarming because obesity (defined as a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or higher) greatly increases risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, several forms of cancer and many other chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Another new study …

Gourmet Dark Chocolate-Coffee Fondue with Fresh Fruit

Did you know that dark chocolate contains more disease-fighting antioxidants than many high-antioxidant fruits, including blueberries and acai berries? Here’s a quick, easy and delicious way to enjoy heart-healthy dark chocolate, in a dessert that’s sure to delight chocolate and coffee lovers. When shopping for ingredients, choose dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cacao. That means it’s rich in …

5 Healthy Lifestyle Steps that Lower Stroke Risk 90%

May is American Stroke Month, in which clinicians and patients are urged to take action, spread the word, and work “together to end stroke, before it even happens.” Rates of this devastating condition (also known as “brain attack”) are rising in younger adults, with the biggest surge in people ages 35 to 44, according to a new study published in …

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Eating more fruits and vegetables has many benefits, including lower risk for stroke, heart disease and cancer. A large study found that cruciferous veggies, such as cauliflower and broccoli, are particularly good for your heart and arteries. Here’s an easy, delicious way to enjoy cauliflower. This recipe can also be used as a flavorful flatbread for sandwiches. Ingredients 1 head …

10 Refreshing Fruit and Herb Infused Water Recipes

Did you know that drinking water is good for your heart and your teeth? Each sip cleans your mouth and helps wash away particles of food and other debris that could otherwise nourish oral bacteria, the American Dental Association reports. What’s more, in a six-year study of more than 20,000 people, those who drank five or more glasses of H2O …

A Diet Based on Your DNA

What’s the best diet for weight loss and cardiovascular wellness? When researchers compared four popular low-carb or low-fat diets, the results were puzzling. Over a 12-month period, some study participants lost 30 or more pounds on each of the diets, while others gained 10 pounds. What the researchers inadvertently proved was that the one-size-fits all approach doesn’t work for weight …

Which Is Worse for Your Heart: Saturated Fat or Sugar?

For 50 years, saturated fat–found in meat, butter, cheese, and many baked goods and fried foods–has been demonized as the no. 1 dietary villain in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Yet decades of research show that sugar is actually even worse for the heart than saturated fat. In fact, a diet high in sugar triples risk for fatal CVD, according to a …