Latest by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Do Avocado Seeds Lower Blood Pressure?

Are avocado seeds safe to eat for lowering blood pressure? Here’s what the health professionals have to say.

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7 Tips For Going Vegan

If you're considering a vegan diet, read these seven helpful tips on how to go vegan, from the author of The Struggling Vegan.

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How is C-reactive Protein Connected to Heart Disease?

Learn more about how this blood test can measure inflammation in the body and may be an indicator of other developing conditions.

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Tomatoes to Lower Blood Pressure

Learn more about the different varieties of tomatoes and the best ways to add them into your diet to improve overall health and lower your blood pressure.

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Do Processed Foods Belong in a Heart-Healthy Diet?

It may seem impossible to find processed foods that fit within a heart healthy diet but a few might make the cut. Learn more about convenient foods that will also keep you healthy.

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Exercising Safely During Summer Months

Exercise is vital for improving heart health. Use these steps to maintain a safe and fun exercise routine through the summer months.

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Shoots and Sprouts for Lower Cholesterol

Shoots and sprouts are flavorful additions to a meal that also benefit cholesterol levels and heart health. Learn the best ways to add them to your next meal.

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Summertime Berries for Heart Health

Fresh berries are a summertime treat almost anyone can enjoy. Learn more about heart health benefits that also come with a berry-rich diet.

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Living With Heart Failure: How To Improve Nutrition

Learn more about how to improve diet choices and nutrition to mitigate or prevent the symptoms of heart failure.

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How to Select Heart Healthy Fish

Try adding these types of fish to your diet to promote normal blood pressure, decrease blood clot risk, and reduce stroke and heart disease risk.