Blood Pressure
Food Quiz
Answer this one: Which ethnic food offers healthy, low-fat choices?
How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions.
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.
Managing High Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet
Following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet reduced blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
Managing Prehypertension Without Drugs
Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.
Diet to Help Prevent Heart Disease
The Choose My Plate plan from the federal government is a guideline to help you eat a healthy diet.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease
Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.
Determining Your Body Mass Index
Your BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.
Components of Food
When trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition.

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