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Heart Health Articles

By Denise Maher 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...

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...

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., and Tracy Gensler, M.S., R.D. Step One: Fill your plate with fruits and vegetables. Step Two: Make more of your grains whole. Step Three: Nosh on nuts. Step Four:...

By S. Johanna Robledo Wade 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...

It’s the healthy-bone mineral. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important. Responsible for healthy bones, calcium is stored almost exclusively in your...

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....

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 lean protein. Step Seven: Take in at...

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