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Grilled chicken and pasta with peas.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Niacin-Rich Foods

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

Quinoa salad with avocado and spinach.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Magnesium-Rich Foods

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

Foods high in folic acid, folate, vitamin B9.

Top Heart-Healthy High Folic Acid Foods

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

Potassium foods.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Potassium-Rich Foods

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

Vitamin D foods.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy Vitamin D Rich Foods

Low vitamin D levels may contribute to risk factors for heart disease. Learn how to get the recommended amount of vitamin D from these heart-healthy foods.

Heart healthy foods in heart shaped bowls.
Nutrition

Top Heart-Healthy High Fiber Foods

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

Gut bacteria, microbiome, magnified through magnifying glass.
Nutrition

Diabetes Diets and Gut Bacteria

Learn how to build a personalized diet for diabetes that can help manage blood sugar levels by promoting healthy gut bacteria.

A heart and heartbeat done with a sphygmomanometer.
Tests

The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

The connection between blood pressure and heart rate is not always clear. Learn about some of the different conditions that affect these measures and what it indicates about heart health.

Selection of healthy foods.
Tests

Why Triglycerides Matter and How to Lower Them

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Here’s what you can do to keep them from getting too high.

LDL cholesterol particle binding to the LDL receptor.
LDL

What is the Difference Between LDL and VLDL?

VLDL and LDL are types of lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are particles made of protein and fat that transport cholesterol and triglycerides through the blood stream. LDL = Low-density lipoproteins VLDL = Very low-density lipoproteins How do lipoproteins ...