Topic: heart health

5 Heart Health Facts You Probably Haven’t Heart Yet, In Honor Of Heart Health Month

5 Heart Health Facts You Probably Haven't Heart Yet, In Honor Of Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Health Month, so you’re probably about to hear a lot of advice like “eat more vegetables” and “get more exercise.” But you know this, right? We all do. So to help you learn something new (and get you on the best path to lower your risk of heart disease), we compiled some of the best new research and findings on cardiovascular health from the past year. More »

Alex Trebek Had A Mild Heart Attack–What Does That Even Mean?

Alex Trebek Had A Mild Heart Attack--What Does That Even Mean?

Over the weekend, news broke that Alex Trebek, the slightly-awkward, sometimes mustachioed long-time host of “Jeopardy!” suffered what is being called a “mild heart attack.” Which lead me (and probably a few other people in America, as heart disease remains our number one killer) to ask, in the form of a question: what is a “mild” heart attack? Aren’t all heart attacks pretty serious? More »

Plant Sterols: The Next Heart Healthy Food Fad

Plant Sterols: The Next Heart Healthy Food Fad

Plant sterols are a type of heart-healthy phytochemical thought to lower bad cholesterol when consumed regularly. They’re in a group of micronutrients with sulfur compounds and flavonoids (another nutrition buzzword you’ve probably heard) that may be important in reducing the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. According to the American Heart Association, “substantial evidence” exists that these micronutrients can lower heart disease risk. In honor of February being American Heart Month, I interviewed Ramona Cappello, CEO and founder of Corazonas Foods, which makes snacks like oatmeal squares, tortilla chips and potato chips that are fortified with plant sterols. More »