I went to a nutrition class and found out I should try to eat at least 4½ cups of fruits and vegetables a day. I usually only have a glass of fruit juice and some carrot sticks with my sandwich at lunch and corn for dinner. I have about 2 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. I could use some ideas!
These days, many of us get more salt than we need, and that’s not good for our hearts. Salt is made up of sodium and chloride. Diets with too much sodium can increase your risk of getting high blood pressure.
I just found out I have high blood pressure. My doctor said I need to cut back on my sodium. Do you have any ideas?
I have heard that sea salt and kosher salt contain less sodium then table salt. Is that true?
Watch for added salt or sugar in canned and frozen vegetables or fruits.
Eating a diet with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables helps prevent heart disease and cancer and helps us maintain a healthy weight. Some fruits and vegetables may help prevent certain diseases, too.
Most people have favorite recipes that appear on their menus again and again. Maybe some of the recipes call for lots of added fat. Maybe others taste a little salty. Is now the time to do some recipe makeovers?
Your food and fitness choices make a difference for the health of your heart. When shopping, choose economical, healthful foods that are easy on your budget-and your heart.
Are baby carrots very nutritious? I noticed that my baby carrots have a light white coating after I open the bag. Are they safe to eat?
I saw a heart on an oatmeal box and a heart health claim on the label. Why is oatmeal so heart healthy?