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Blood Pressure

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 Hypertension with the DASH Diet

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that 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.

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.