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If you have elevated blood pressure what you eat can help bring it back down to a healthy range. We focus on foods to eat more of, what to avoid, plus healthy meal plans and tips for better blood pressure.
Heart Healthy Diet Plan for Fall

Heart Healthy Diet Plan for Fall

Here are some medication-free strategies to lower your blood pressure.

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If you have elevated blood pressure what you eat can help bring it back down to a healthy range. We focus on foods to eat more of, what to avoid, plus healthy meal plans and tips for better blood pressure.

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:15
The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. The core concept behind this healthy diet is to eat like the people who live in the Mediterranean region—fill your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes and fish (especially salmon) and enjoy moderate amounts of red wine. This week-long Mediterranean diet meal plan features these good-for-you foods and delicious flavors for a week of healthy of eating. Plus, at 1,500 calories you're on track to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week.

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:05

This 2,000-calorie meal plan is designed by EatingWell's registered dietitians and culinary experts to offer healthy and delicious meals for a Mediterranean diet. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out seven full days of meals and snacks. The calorie totals are listed next to each meal so you can easily swap things in and out as you see fit.

The 5 Worst Things to Eat for IBS

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Going to the bathroom is generally a good thing, because your body needs to get rid of toxins and stay regular. Yet when those trips come with abdominal pain, diarrhea or other abnormal bowel movements, and cramping that never seems to go away (despite hitting the toilet), it doesn't seem so great after all. And if this is happening to you often, you might be suffering from IBS.

1-Day Vegetarian No-Sugar-Added Meal Plan

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:40

There's nothing wrong with eating some sugar, but eating too much can be dangerous to your health. In recent decades we've seen the rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes skyrocket in people of all ages, and research has shown it's directly connected to too much sugar in the diet. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily for women, and no more than 9 teaspoons for men, but most Americans end up eating twice that amount.

Carb Cycling Diet—What Is It? Does It Work?

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:41

Carb cycling’s roots are in bodybuilding. But it’s easy enough for any average Joe to follow a carb-cycling diet, which is perhaps why it’s gone mainstream. When you cycle your carb intake, you vary how many carbs you eat throughout the week, with some days being low-carb (2½ to 5 servings) and others high-carb (10 to 20 servings). The thinking is that your low-carb days put you in a fat-burning state and eating high-carb boosts your metabolism.

What to Eat (and Avoid) When You're Pregnant

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:36

Getting pregnant is usually an exciting time. Avoiding lattes and red wine for nine months? Not so much. But is it really necessary to cut out caffeine, alcohol, cheese and sushi while you are pregnant? Here's the latest research on what to avoid and what to be cautious about. Plus, learn which foods and key nutrients you should definitely eat for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Related: Getting Started: Pregnancy Diet Basics

Anti-Aging Foods For Your Skin

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:00


When it comes to beautiful skin, we often lean heavily on what we can put on—or in (hello, injectables)—our skin, like face and eye creams, or sunscreen. Turns out, what you put in your body as part of your daily diet can help keep you looking youthful, too—as well as help fight inflammation, which plays a role in physical ailments such as psoriatic arthritis and diabetes.

500-Calorie Dinners: Vegetarian

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:58
500 Calorie Dinners: Vegetarian

These vegetarian recipes are packed with flavor.

Going meatless, even once a week, can have real health benefits, including weight loss and reduced risk for heart disease. Why? Plant-based foods, such as vegetables, beans and lentils, are low in saturated fat and full of fiber, which helps you feel satisfied on fewer calories.

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.