Diet and Exercise


15 Foods That Are High In Potassium

It can slash your risk of stroke and heart disease   View slideshow


18 Superfoods For Your Heart

Preventing heart attacks isn't just about avoiding unhealthy food—it's also key to eat foods rich in nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats. Here are 18 heart-healthy foods to choose.   View slideshow


6 Healthiest Berries for Women’s Hearts

Women who sprinkle just a few more blueberries in their yogurt or eat more strawberries on a regular basis may reduce their heart attack risk. Here are the top 6 berries for women's health.   View slideshow


5 Healthy Spreads for Bread

Skip the butter and top your toast with these tasty, nutrient-dense spreads from renowned chef Alain Ducasse.   View slideshow


17 Superfoods That Fight Disease

These nutrient-packed foods can help ward off ailments ranging from heart disease to the common cold.   View slideshow


16 Most Misleading Food Labels

Terms like “fat free” or “all natural” are often slapped on a food item that may not be healthy at all. Check out our list of the 16 most common—and most misleading phrases—manufacturers use on food.   View slideshow


Best and Worst Nuts for Your Health

These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. Here's a look at the pros and cons of different nuts, as well as the best and worst products on supermarket shelves today.   View slideshow


Shortcuts to a Heart-Healthy Diet

People with heart disease tend to have something in common: Many have spent decades eating too much saturated fat and not consuming enough fruits and vegetables.   View slideshow

Why Supplements May Do Your Heart More Harm Than Good

Why heart patients need to choose their vitamins with care
If you're having trouble eating a healthy amount of fruits, vegetables, grains, and healthy fats, you may be hoping to fill those holes in your diet with a pill. Problem is, pills don't really work...  Read More

Dietary Fats Can Help—or Harm—Your Heart

How to choose more of the good and avoid the kind that can clog your arteries
Many people with heart disease try to banish fats, but they're missing out on lots of foods that can protect the heart. Avocados, nuts, fish, olive oil—they're all fatty, and they can all help keep you alive. But other fats act as napalm to the heart.  Read More

How Safe, Moderate Exercise Can Keep Your Heart Healthy

You don't have to be a marathon runner to beat heart disease
In study after study, exercise has been shown to slash the risk of heart disease and add years to one's life, even among obese people and other high-risk populations. While the benefits of exercise are well documented, the amount of exercise needed for those benefits to kick in is still disputed...  Read More

The Payoff of Cardiac Rehab—After a Tough Beginning

Studies suggest it can help you recover faster and live longer
Deb Kautz, 47, of Zumbro Falls, Minn., said she felt like "a wreck" after her heart attack. She was afraid to move, afraid that any exertion could set off another attack. This fear could have left her stuck to the couch, but she took another route...  Read More

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