DASH Diet

Heart-Healthy DASH Diet

February is American Heart Month, a time to think about paper hearts, chocolate hearts, and even your own. Newsflash! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths. A major risk factor for developing heart disease is high blood pressure…. Read more

Added Sugars

Added Sugars’ Role in Heart Disease

In continuation of American Heart Month, we’re taking a look at a culprit of heart disease that hasn’t spent as much time in the spotlight as fat and sodium: added sugars.  Added sugars are the sugars and syrups added to foods during processing or preparation. There are natural sugars found in foods like fruit or… Read more

Heart Health

Top 10 Ways to Become Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Lower your risk of heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol by following these 10 simple heart healthy steps: Eat a variety of whole fruits and vegetables. Fresh, frozen and canned are good options; choose items without added… Read more