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A Little More Evidence That Cocoa May Help Your Heart

Research has shown that compounds found in cocoa can help promote heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and increasing blood vessel flexibility.

By Diane Domina

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?

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

The Heart Health Grocery Store Guide

A heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Find foods at your grocery store that are considered safe for heart health.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

‘Average’ Salt Intake Doesn’t Harm the Heart

Dietary salt alone doesn’t put most people into a higher risk category for health problems like heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure (hypertension).

By Diane Domina