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Summer Eating with the Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean diet is consistently rated as one of the healthiest diets you can eat and is endorsed by cardiologists at the American Heart Association. It incorporates aspects of healthy eating that are good for your heart and can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. But the Mediterranean diet is also just good eating. It’s…

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Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

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Summer is barbecue season. However, many traditional barbecue foods can be bad for your heart. Loaded with fat, salt, and sugar, these foods can increase your risk of heart disease and complications like heart failure or stroke. But you don’t have to give up the summer barbecue to stay healthy. Nor do you have to…

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Planning a Heart Healthy Garden

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A garden is a great way to improve your heart health. After all, it’s critical to heart health that you eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Growing your own produce will make it easier to build every meal around these healthy vegetables. As a side benefit, gardening is a great heart-healthy activity for…

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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a great time to talk about how changing your diet can dramatically improve your overall health, and especially your heart health. If you are ready to make a big change and see big improvements in your health, consider swapping your red meats for a fully plant-based diet. This…

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Why is Fiber Important for Heart Health?

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There are a lot of foods that impact heart health and lower calcium build-up. As cardiologists,  we talk a lot about heart-healthy diets, and one of the keys is fiber. Today, we look at why fiber is important to your heart health. Fiber Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Fiber is a complex carbohydrate and is…

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Why Do I Get Heart Palpitations after Eating?

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Heart palpitations can be frightening. In some instances, they may be a sign of a serious heart-related medical issue, which is why it’s common to be alarmed when you experience them. However, heart palpitations are often relatively benign and shouldn’t necessarily be a cause for concern. This is often true when they occur after eating.…

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Foods That Naturally Lower Calcium Heart Score

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A calcium heart score, or coronary calcium scan, is done with a specialized X-ray called Cat scan, that provides our cardiologists with images that measure calcium build up in plaque on your heart arteries. Such scans are used as a part of prevention to assess and detect early signs of coronary artery disease. After all,…

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Grilling Tips for Heart Health

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Summer is grilling season, and this year, as we continue the battle against coronavirus, we have a feeling those backyard getaways are going to be more and more critical. While doing what we can to stay safe is incredibly important, it’s also essential to pay attention to all the aspects of your health, including your…

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Heart Healthy Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

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The holiday season is upon us. As Thanksgiving draws ever-nearer, those with heart problems, health issues, or specific dietary needs may be looking at the holiday with as much trepidation as excitement. It’s hard to look at this season of indulgence and not feel a little worried about derailing all your health-focused progress. But if…

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Heart Palpitations After Eating – What Does It Mean?

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Heart palpitations are scary, no matter when they occur. The sudden feeling of your heart pounding in your chest, beating faster or thumping much harder than you’re used to is a frightening experience. It makes you wonder and worry. Sometimes, palpitations can be so frightening that you call 9-1-1, fearing heart attack, or stroke. It’s…

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