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7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:20

It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan.

7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:31

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. In fact, incorporating heart-healthy foods, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce cardiovascular disease-related deaths 50 percent. With this simple 1,200-calorie meal plan, you'll protect your heart and lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week in the process. The meals and snacks in this plan feature heart-healthy foods, like fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lean protein and fats like olive oil and avocado. Saturated fat, added sugars and sodium (nutrients that can harm your heart in large amounts) are kept to a minimum and instead, dishes are seasoned with lots of herbs and spices to keep things flavorful and exciting.

7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:07

It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 2,000-calorie meal plan.

Heart of New Ulm Project: A Community's Quest to Eliminate Heart Attacks

Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:02
In 2008, Jackie Boucher, a fit blonde who swims every morning in the summer and runs or walks 5 to 7 miles daily in the bitter Minnesota winters, was given a tall challenge: Could she come up with a plan to eliminate heart attacks in a community? That question was on the minds of her boss, Kevin Graham, M.D., then-­president of the Minneapolis Heart Institute, and Dick Pettingill, then-CEO of Allina Health.

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 08:22

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that are directly related to the presence of abdominal obesity. It is characterized by "insulin resistance," which is a prediabetic state and markedly increases the chance that you will develop coronary heart disease and/or diabetes. It is a very significant risk factor and calls for emergency preventive measures.

A diagnosis of metabolic syndrome requires the presence of any three of the following five factors: