Recipes & Nutrition

Heart Palpitations After Eating – What Does It Mean?

Heart palpitations are scary, no matter when they occur. The sudden feeling of your heart pounding in your chest, beating faster or thumping much harder than you’re used to is a frightening experience. It makes you wonder and worry. Sometimes, palpitations can be so frightening that you call 9-1-1, fearing heart attack, or stroke. It’s smart to pay attention to those palpitations, but often they... Read More

Heart Healthy Summer Drinks and Fresh Mixers

Summer is the time of lemonade stands and sugary sweet drinks, but for those of us that are paying attention to our heart health, we have to tread carefully when we’re at summer fairs, festivals, or just over at a neighbor’s backyard BBQ. Rather than opting for the sugar-laden choices we’re so used to seeing, here are some heart-healthy summer drinks that can keep you... Read More

Breakfast Smoothies That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar

A breakfast smoothie can be a great way to start your day. Smoothies can be an excellent way to get protein, fiber, good fats, and other nutrients from fruits and superfoods, like spinach and leafy greens. They pack tons of nutrition into a small on-the-go cup, and they can taste more like a dessert than a healthy snack or meal. But smoothies aren’t without their... Read More

Inflammatory Foods and How They Impact Your Heart

Heart health can be impacted by many factors. We often talk about the symptoms, both obvious and less so, that can cue you into when you need to see a doctor. We talk about lifestyle choices that can help keep your heart health a priority no matter what. Today, we’re covering a little bit of both in our discussion on inflammation and heart disease. Inflammation... Read More

Skip the Salt – Heart Healthy Holiday Cooking Tips

The holidays are sneaking up on us again, and with those looming gatherings of loved ones comes menu plans filled with some of the richest foods and most massive meals we consume in a year. If you’re battling heart health issues, in the midst of recovery from a heart-related incident, trying to reduce factors for heart disease, or just are trying to make sure you’re... Read More

Perfect Grilling for Your Heart

Heart Health Grilling Tips Summer is peak grilling season, with the warm weather and sunshine begging you to be outdoors, and the rising temps keeping you away from your oven, there’s nothing better than hitting the grill and enjoying your backyard or local park with friends. But when you’re dealing with heart problems or trying to eat a diet that focuses on cardiovascular health, the... Read More

Cardiologists Recommend 5 Shakes and Smoothies for Good Heart Health

Shakes and smoothies can literally be elixirs of good heart health. They allow you to mix a variety of healthy ingredients to make a healthy beverage that tastes great and offers a nutritional punch. Having one of these smoothies every day can help improve your heart health as well as your overall health. Here are 5 smoothies our cardiologists would recommend: 1 – Banana Ginger... Read More

Ways to Make Common Food Heart Healthy

When you’re working to live a heart-healthier life, there can be a lot to take into consideration, but one of the major things most doctors will suggest is an overhaul in your diet. Eating with your heart health in mind can make a big difference to your overall health and how you feel on a daily basis. If you’re not sure where to start, though,... Read More

The Perfect Heart Healthy Morning Shake

Say “Good morning” with the perfect heart-healthy shake! A heart-healthy diet is not only for lunch and dinner, it starts first thing in the morning. So why do so many people skip breakfast? Is it because “I don’t have time” or “I don’t feel like eating so early?” Or maybe you just grab a bowl of cereal because “It’s easy.”  Breakfast often gets low priority... Read More

Heart Healthy Holiday Drinks

Get Your Holiday Cheer on With These Healthy Holiday Sips

Heart Healthy Holiday Drinks The holiday season. It certainly has gained a reputation for indulgence. With all the rich foods, sugary sweets, and drinks, oh the drinks, it can be hard to stay committed to your heart health this time of year. Luckily, there are some ways to indulge without going overboard or throwing all those health and fitness goals away in the last part... Read More