Heart Health Articles

We've assembled a wealth of information regarding heart health, so that you can make informed choices and discover ways to help improve your heart health and live well.

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...

What is cholesterol?   Cholesterol is a type of steroid that circulates in the blood (and it is also part of some fats). It plays a pivotal role in generating hormones, and it helps create...

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’...

Heart disease and stroke are among adults’ biggest health risks, yet many aren’t able to take full advantage of all the powerful prevention strategies out there. They may know that heart problems run...

Get ready to say good-bye to cholesterol confusion:   Q: What are plant sterols and why do I need them? A: Plant sterols are natural compounds that can help block the absorption of...

Q: I've heard that a low-fat diet can support heart health. Does that mean that I should cut most fat out of my diet?    A: No. The truth is, you need some fat (even saturated fat) in...

Almost all chemically modified fats are as bad for you as they sound. Hydrogenation, the process that turns liquid oils into solid fats, creates trans fat. For years manufacturers used partially and...

Q: I just found out that I have high cholesterol. What's the first thing I should do regarding my diet?   A: Finding out that you have high cholesterol is an eye-opening and alarming event...

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