American Heart Association

Go green for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day usually centers around corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks, leprechauns, and green beer. What a fun time of the year. Here are some tips for making St. Patty’s Day heart healthy for your family. You might learn an Irish jig found on a You Tube video, take […]

Exploring the Unfamiliar

The next time you tell someone that you’re on a low-sodium diet and they respond with something like, “that must be so flavorless,” I want you to ask the following questions in return: When’s the last time you made creamy dal? Or eaten matzoh brie? Or slow roasted pepper […]

Ways to maintain your Heart-healthy resolutions

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.  For most Americans, holiday eating is followed by weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  Studies show that about 60% of Americans are overweight. […]

Heart healthy Thanksgiving travel tips

According to AAA, an estimated 43 million Americans will be traveling over 50 miles from home to arrive to their holiday destination this year. You can bet that the taste of hot turkey, mouth-watering mashed potatoes, and fresh pumpkin pie will be on their minds!
 So how do you make […]

Late season tomatoes, a tasty end of summer dish

With summer coming to an end and fall starting to roll in, it seems like everyone with a garden is offering up extra vegetables they may have available. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I have no luck growing tomatoes. Luckily, I have a few friends that have perfected the […]

Seasonal Foods for Fall

Forget about all those little umbrella drinks and ice-cream sandwiches that you devoured poolside this summer. It’s officially Autumn and time to turn over a new leaf! The best part about this time of year is that it’s right in the middle of the harvest, which means grocery stores […]

Summer weather and flavors of Tuscany

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we joke that summer doesn’t start until July 5. That was the case this year, then we had a few weeks of “autumn weather” thrown in between now and then to keep things interesting. We’re now back in the thick of summer and I […]

Simple Science @Heart: Frequent fast-food eaters in Asia more likely to die of heart disease

A lot of hamburgers, pizza, fried chicken and other American-style fast foods dramatically increased the likelihood of death from heart disease among Southeast Asians.

New research among Chinese-Singaporeans found that those who ate fast food twice a week were 56 percent more likely to die of heart disease and also […]

Busy lifestyle? Healthy tips and take-out alternative

When life gets busy, it’s helpful to have “go to” ways to make sure heart health doesn’t fall to the bottom of the to do list.

A couple ways I aim to stay on track include:

I make sure to schedule my workouts in the morning – only if I have […]

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Simple Science @Heart: Vitamin D-rich foods may lower stroke risk in Japanese-Americans

More milk, salmon, egg yolks and other foods rich in vitamin D could lower your chances of having a stroke.

According to a recent study, Japanese-American men who consumed such foods were less likely to suffer from stroke later in life. In fact, those who did not report eating foods […]

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