While we’re on the subject of the heart healthy diet for American Heart Month… Many people assume they should take an omega-3 or fish oil supplement to protect their heart, but a number of recent research studies on this topic aren’t so clear. In particular, one very large study published in last fall’s Journal of the American Medical Association, indicated that omega-3 supplements had no significant effect on preventing heart attacks or strokes in study participants. So does this mean you should scrap the pills and stop eating fish? Continue Reading..
Since today is all about love, and February is American Heart Month, I thought it only appropriate to write about the most important way you can show your heart a little extra love. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, but most of the risk factors for this disease are diet and lifestyle related, and largely preventable. The American Heart Association urges everyone to follow a Heart Healthy Diet in order to reduce your risk– but what does that mean? Continue Reading..