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Trans fats (often listed as “partially hydrogenated oil”) almost never occur in nature; rather, they are created in factories by adding an extra hydrogen atom to vegetable oils. This makes them ideal for food production. But trans fats are … Read More
This omelet is made with the same peppers and onions called for in the original, but egg whites replace some of the whole eggs and red-skinned potatoes stand in for the ham — making a less salty, less fatty version.
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes often appear together. It isn’t entirely clear how the two diseases affect each other, but the most pertinent facts are clear enough: If you have diabetes, you’re two to four times more likely than the … Read More
For some people, getting more of this mineral may be as important for controlling blood pressure as is getting less sodium. The third most abundant mineral in the body after calcium and phosphorus, potassium is an electrolyte—a substance … Read More
No disrespect meant to miracle drugs, but a few commonsensical health rules may offer your most powerful defense against disease. A major new study shows that people who avoid smoking, exercise three and a half hours a week, maintain a … Read More
This myth-busting graphic inspired us to find out more about women and heart disease. See 5 essential facts that can put every woman on the road to a healthier heart.
Over the years, a mounting body of evidence has indicated that consuming plenty of plant-based foods and monounsaturated fats, like olive oil, while limiting your intake of animal fat (all of which Greeks and southern Italians do), can help… Read More
Large flat mushrooms are ideal for stuffing with your favorite filling. These ones are topped with slices of creamy cheese, sprinkled with pine nuts and served on toast for a smart, no-fuss light lunch or supper. If you like, add a … Read More
Nutty, tasty, wild rice and rich, earthy mushrooms combine to make a hearty, but elegant, side dish.
A low-in-cholesterol deviled egg? Yes, indeed! Filled with a delicious blend of egg yolks, vegetables, and spices, these are lighter and creamier than traditional deviled eggs, yet have a richer flavor.
This veggie lasagna is a delicious family dinner idea and is perfect for people following high blood pressure diets.
Broccoli rabe, braised to temper its mildly bitter taste, and golden slices of mushrooms and garlic combine to make a pleasant and heart-healthy side dish. Look for presliced cremini sold in many produce sections. Mushrooms add a sweet… Read More
Getting a university degree isn’t just good for your mind—it’s good for your heart, says a new study in the journal BMC Public Health. The longer you spend in education, the lower your blood pressure is likely to be. This is … Read More
Good news for responsible drinkers! A drink or two a day could keep the heart doctor away, suggests a recently completed review of 30 years of medical research. Scientists at the University of Calgary examined 84 studies completed between … Read More
The body responds to intense games like it does emergencies, by spiking stress hormones. This can overload the cardiovascular system, especially when you factor in the typical game day fare.
See our picks for the best ways to avoid cardiovascular problems and keep your heart healthy.