• diet food vegetarian

    Daily Exercise, Dropping 200 Calories Can Help You Stay Heart Healthy

    Share on PinterestWorking out on a regular basis and cutting calories can help you stay heart healthy. Gary Yeowell/Getty Images A new study has found that older adults with obesity who combined aerobic exercise with a moderate reduction in calories had greater improvements in cardiovascular health than adults who opted for exercise only, or exercise with a more restrictive diet. The study looked at aortic stiffness, a measure of vascular health, which affects cardiovascular disease. Improvements in overall heart health can have a variety of benefits, including reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. We’ve all heard the mantra:   Read More

    Comments Off on Daily Exercise, Dropping 200 Calories Can Help You Stay Heart Healthy
  • diet food vegetarian

    Plant-based diets and heart disease: What is the link?

    Share on PinterestTwo new studies investigate the cardiovascular benefits of a plant-based diet. Anna Blazhuk/Getty Images Two recent observational studies looked at the cardiovascular health of people who incorporated more plant-based foods into their diets. One study followed participants for 32 years and found that people with more plant-based diets had lower rates of heart disease. The other study focused on women’s health and learned that women in the postmenopausal stage of life with more plant-centered diets also had a reduced risk of heart issues. Incorporating more fresh whole foods into one’s diet is something medical professionals often promote.   Read More

    Comments Off on Plant-based diets and heart disease: What is the link?
  • healthy food

    25 Foods That Are Good for Your Heart

    Every year, 647,000 Americans die from heart disease and heart-related conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, it’s the leading cause of death in the United States. In terms of prevention, living a healthy lifestyle is the best thing you can do. Some activities that can increase risk of developing heart disease include smoking, a lack of exercise, heavily drinking alcohol, and eating a diet high in cholesterol, fat, salt, and sugar. To stay as heart-healthy as possible, it’s best to avoid this activities and try to eat a diet that consists of   Read More

    Comments Off on 25 Foods That Are Good for Your Heart
  • healthy food

    Worst Foods to Eat If Heart Disease Is In Your Family

    Summer is already in full swing, and with your social calendars expanding, your food and beverage choices will be as well. Who can resist a little BBQ action on a summer night? If you happen to be someone with a family history of heart disease, though, trying to stick to a heart-healthy diet during seasons like this can be overwhelming. However, if cardiovascular disease does run in your family, it’s crucial to focus on foods that will lower your risk. “The risk of developing heart disease leading to heart attacks is a result of nature and nurture,” says Dr. Satjit   Read More

    Comments Off on Worst Foods to Eat If Heart Disease Is In Your Family
  • Food & Cooking

    Teen pens heart-healthy cookbook while recovering from heart transplant

    Justin Wang is a young man whose love of food and cooking was spurred on by the traumatic health issues he has battled since childhood. “My love for food comes from my love for creativity,” said Wang, 18, who received a heart transplant in 2018. “I think everyone loves food, whether it’s cooking it or just eating it. It’s one of life’s simple joys.” Throughout his childhood, Wang dealt with chronic heart failure. “It made me different from my peers and my classmates,” said Wang, who was regularly in and out of hospitals. His mother Yang Wei said he underwent   Read More

    Comments Off on Teen pens heart-healthy cookbook while recovering from heart transplant
  • food recipes

    High-Quality Salt Isn’t So Bad For Heart Health, Says An MD

    The reason why salt earned its reputation is because it’s abundant in ultra-processed, industrial foods. “Thats where most of your salt is,” says Lipman. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) notes that people consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day—the recommended amount, for reference, is no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day—and most of it comes from processed, pre-packaged food, not what you sprinkle on at the table. Since these processed foods are associated with metabolic dysfunction already (which is linked to heart-related concerns), it makes sense why there’d be a hesitation towards salt. But   Read More

    Comments Off on High-Quality Salt Isn’t So Bad For Heart Health, Says An MD
  • Food & Cooking

    Cooking for St. Jude in the quarantine, while a tree rises at Sacred Heart | Pamela’s Food Service Diary

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On a Sunday in this column, the hope is to deliver encouraging, positive news about our food community and maybe a little beyond it. Hopefully, since March, our chats have prompted a laugh or smile from you and the reality that not all is bad in our COVID-19 world. So with that, let’s spotlight one great thing to come of the pandemic — the unlikely yet sweet relationships formed as people sought their way out of those dark, surreal days of quarantine. Quarantine Cuisine is a compilation of recipes from a blog that sprang up in   Read More

    Comments Off on Cooking for St. Jude in the quarantine, while a tree rises at Sacred Heart | Pamela’s Food Service Diary
  • healthy food

    5 Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Heart Health and More

    When it comes to cooking oils, olive oil is perhaps the most widely beloved in the U.S. for its heart-healthy benefits, accessibility, and versatility. But it’s certainly not the only one that’s good for cardiovascular health. Pumpkin seed oil is an oft-overlooked, underutilized oil that can also benefit cardiovascular health. Pumpkin seed oil is made from cold-pressed pumpkin seeds and originated from Mexico, where pumpkins grow in abundance. Traditionally known as “the green gold,” it’s been used in cooking since the 18th century.  Since it is a specialty oil, pumpkin seed oil does tend to cost more than   Read More

    Comments Off on 5 Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Heart Health and More
  • Food & Cooking

    Holidays from the heart: Local Southern cooks sound off on celebratory suppers with soul

    Soul food and Thanksgiving go hand in oven mitt. Traditional American fare. Humble ingredients. Big flavors. “Southern food is indigenous food,” says Ryan Hubbard of soul food and barbecue joint Red Hub Food Co. “You start with Native American influences, and you have basically a melting pot over the course of the next three centuries—African, French influence, even the Great Britain influence.” Early U.S. Southerners of all ethnicities—but perhaps none more than Black Americans—embraced technique over high-end ingredients at a time when it was a necessity, creating what is known today as soul food. Slow-cooked meats. Off cuts and offal.   Read More

    Comments Off on Holidays from the heart: Local Southern cooks sound off on celebratory suppers with soul
  • diet food vegetarian

    South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular ailments

    Acharya, now 54, thought of his late father and his many uncles who have had heart problems. “It’s part of my genetics, for sure,” he said. South Asian Americans — people with roots in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives — have a disproportionately higher risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular ailments. Worldwide, South Asians account for 60 percent of all heart disease cases, even though — at 2 billion people — they make up only a quarter of the planet’s population. In the United States, more attention is being focused on these risks for   Read More

    Comments Off on South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular ailments