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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Health Professional

Lisa Nelson RD, a registered dietitian since 1999, provides step-by-step guidance to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure, so you can live life and enjoy your family for years to come. Lisa's passion for health comes from her own family history of heart disease, so she doesn't dispense trendy treatments; Lisa practices what she teaches in her own daily life.  Because her own health is the foundation of her expertise, you can trust that Lisa will make it truly possible for you to see dramatic changes in your health, without unrealistic fads or impossibly difficult techniques.

Latest by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Almonds in a banana smoothie.
Nutrition

How Adding Nuts to Your Diet Can Improve Afib Symptoms

Nuts are rich in healthy fat, dietary fiber, and plant-based protein, and just one single serving per day can significantly help protect your heart.

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Nutrition

How Raspberries Can Help Lower Cholesterol

A one cup serving of raspberries contains just 64 calories, 8 grams of dietary fiber, and 54 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Healthy snacking at work.
Nutrition

Healthy Snacking Tips For Type 2 Diabetes

When you have type 2 diabetes, healthy snacking can help you manage your blood sugar. Learn these secrets for snacking healthy, even on the go.

Raw okra on table.
Nutrition

Can Okra Help to Lower Cholesterol?

Treating high cholesterol by eating okra or drinking okra water has become a popular trend. But does it really work?

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Risk Factors

Why Your Gut Bacteria Matters for Heart Health

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut, also known as gut flora or gut microbiota, affects the health of your heart?

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Living With

The Heart Health Grocery Store Guide

A heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Read this guide before your next trip to the grocery store to pick the right ones.

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Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Polyphenol-Rich Foods

Polyphenols are an essential nutrient for a healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more polyphenols to your meals.

Quinoa with avocado, mango, and seeds.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy High Monounsaturated Fat Foods

Monounsaturated fat is an essential nutrient in a heart-healthy diet. Find foods at your grocery store that will add more monounsaturated fats to your meals.

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Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Lycopene-Rich Foods

Lycopene is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more lycopene to your meals.

Salmon teriyaki with spinach.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy High Omega-3 Foods

Omega 3 is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more Omega 3 to your meals.