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Seven Steps to Boost Heart Health

February 13, 2017

If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of your heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults who don’t have diabetes. Don’t be part of this statistic! Take charge of your heart health with these simple steps. [...]

Diabetes & Heart Health

October 16, 2016

Q. What’s the connection between diabetes and heart disease? A. When a person has diabetes, if their blood sugar is elevated, it actually damages the inside lining of the blood vessels and the arteries. The blood vessels become thicker, and they become less elastic. Then blood cannot flow through [...]

An Aspirin a Day: An Easy Way to Improve Heart Health?

October 16, 2016

If you have diabetes, you may take an aspirin each day as a way to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But the guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other organizations about who will benefit from aspirin have recently changed. Although it is frustrating when guidelines change, it can be a very good thing. It means that more and better studies are being done all the time, and people with diabetes will benefit from more accurate, up-to-date information. [...]

Make the Link to Better Heart Health

October 16, 2016

The leading cause of death among people with diabetes is heart disease. We have known for a long time that keeping blood glucose and blood pressure levels close to normal lowers the risk of complications in the small blood vessels of the eyes and kidneys. Until recently, nobody knew if high blood [...]

Supplements for Heart Health

September 8, 2016

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Snacking: It’s Good for Your Heart Health

November 26, 2015

When you think of the word “snack,” what comes to mind? Potato chips? Cookies? A bowl of ice cream? Despite the many unhealthy snack foods available in supermarkets, snacking can actually be good for you! And since 94% of Americans eat at least one snack each day, it’s important to choose snack foods that are good for your heart and your waistline, and that can help you manage your blood sugars, too. [...]

How to Eat Heart Healthy Fats

November 9, 2015

It is now well-known that diabetes and heart disease are undeniably linked. In fact, diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease, and people with diabetes are at risk for heart disease. One way to prevent and/or manage heart disease is to eat healthfully. [...]

Help Keep Your Heart Healthy by Keeping Your Blood Pressure on Track

November 7, 2015

Is your blood pressure at a healthy level? Keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level is important to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other heart problems. New guidelines released by a group of experts talk about new ways for patients to manage high blood pressure as well as ways for [...]

7 Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors

November 2, 2015

It pays to be aware of what you can do at home to promote a heart-healthy diet for your family. The good news is, our cardiovascular health is largely under our control. Eating a diet rich in fruits, veggies, lean protein and fiber can considerably reduce the risk of heart disease. Get these Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors via this article. [...]

Head Over Heels with Heart Healthy Nutrition

August 5, 2015

In February, 2015, CDiabetes.com joined with Jacqueline King, MS, RD, CDE & Monica Joyce, MS, RD, CDE, authors of “too Busy to Diet - The Diet Reference Guide & Healthy Eating Book" (@2busy2diet, toobusytodietbook.com). [...]

Can Alcohol Improve Your Heart Health?

April 15, 2015

Recently, a few different studies have shown that one glass of red wine each day can benefit your heart. This may be true to some extent, due to the antioxidants (anti-aging substances) found in red wine. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are harmful effects as well as benefits to drinking alcohol every day. [...]

Chia seeds may help lower heart health risks

April 6, 2015

Eating plenty of fiber can help you reach and stay at a healthy weight, absorb more nutrients from the foods you eat, and to help keep your blood glucose levels stable. But it can be hard for you to get the suggested 30 grams of fiber a day from fruits and vegetables alone. Adding a whole grain, [...]

Plant-Based Meal Plans Can Protect Your Heart Health

March 31, 2015

You probably already know that a cornerstone of a healthy, balanced meal plan is plenty of plant foods. Fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables, fruit, grains, beans and nuts provide important nutrients to help you avoid serious illnesses. A new study from researchers at Imperial College London [...]

Salt Can Be Bad For Your Overall Heart Health

March 27, 2015

As part of a heart healthy lifestyle, you may be told to lower your sodium (salt) intake in order to reduce your risk of high blood pressure. However, salt may be bad for your heart health in ways you have never thought of before. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of [...]

Could Corn Oil Be The Key To Heart Health?

March 17, 2015

If you are trying to eat healthy or lose weight, you probably think that you shouldn’t have oil in your meal plan. After all, oil is full of fat, and fat is bad, right? Well, it turns out that not all oil is bad for you, and you actually need good oil in your heart healthy eating plan. Research has shown that corn oil may actually lower cholesterol levels even more than olive oil, the oil popularly known for being “healthy.” [...]
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