Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate. While a box of chocolates may seem like the opposite of healthy, experts say it’s less about the occasional small indulgence and more about making good everyday food choices.
The egg is standard breakfast fare, but is it healthy?
Just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs a punch. It wakes you up, boosts your metabolic rate and decreases the risk of some diseases. The real question is, “How do you take it?”
High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal.
Our bodies crave water. There’s no way to live without it. But just how much do we need every day to stay healthy?
Potassium helps us eliminate sodium through our urine. It also helps ease the tension or pressure in the walls of our blood vessels. So, are you getting enough? If you are an average American, probably not.
Extensive research has shown that too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, a primary cause of heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world. Interestingly, the salt shaker is not the culprit. Learn about the science of dietary sodium.
Some fat is good for us, some is bad. Here's the skinny on fats.
Choosing to be heart-healthy together may help both of you meet your goals.
One or more artificially sweetened drinks a day was associated with higher risk of stroke and dementia, a study suggests.
According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions, the temptation to overeat for people trying to lose weight or maintain a lower body weight is stronger when eating in a social setting.
There are plenty of ways to eat, and they are not equal in their effect on your weight and heart health. Recently the American Heart Association investigated this topic and published a scientific statement about meal planning and the timing and frequency of eating.