Heart Health Improved by these 5 Foods

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You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can … Read more

PRACTICAL CHANGES YOU CAN IMPLEMENT TO PREVENT A HEART ATTACK

The Route to Long-Term Cardiovascular Health PRACTICAL CHANGES YOU CAN IMPLEMENT NOW Even if heart disease runs in your family, you can protect yourself against heart disease and beat the odds if you start now. Though cardiovascular disease remains the number-one killer in the United States, there numerous ways to reduce the risk factors for … Read more

How to Strengthen Bones and Boost Heart Health With Magnesium

By Catherine Guthrie What’s not to love about magnesium? The mineral juices every cell in the body and has a hand in more than 300 biochemical reactions. Subtract it from the bodily equation and nerves stutter, insulin goes haywire, and the heart’s steadfast beat loses its rhythm. And that’s only the half of it. A … Read more

Top 8 Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli. This is one vegetable that deserves a regular rotation in your diet, however, as it contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Adding to cauliflower’s appeal is its extreme versatility. You can … Read more

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting out lettuce. In 2012, cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I came together to write a book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan That Will. We believe that a weird admixture of misinformation, … Read more

The Best Diet For Heart Health?

Coffee drinkers probably don’t need any additional data to support their habit, but a new study presented at the American Heart Association meeting brings some happy news anyway: It finds that each additional cup of coffee a person drinks is associated with a measurable reduction in heart risk. Also presented at the conference this week, a … Read more