Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Nutrition

Updated:May 19,2014

Woman Grocery ShoppingAs you follow an overall heart-healthy eating plan, you're likely to have lots of questions. Some of the top questions are listed here by topic.

Nutrition Labeling?

The numbers and messages on nutrition labels can make it hard to know which food is the best choice when grocery shopping. This list of frequently asked questions can help show you the way. Learn about reading nutrition labels.

Dieting and Losing Weight?

If you're struggling to get down to a healthy weight, these questions may help answer some of your questions. Learn about losing weight.

Fats?

Start here to get your questions answered about dietary fats. Learn about fats.

Sugar?

Sugar is a key ingredient to watch for in your overall heart-healthy eating plan. See this list of questions for some of the hot topics in sugar. Learn about sugar.  

Fish and Omega-3?

Fish and Omega-3 are an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Want to know why? Learn about omega-3 and fish.

What's all the hype about Sodium/Salt?

High-sodium diets are linked to an increase in blood pressure and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. See this list of frequently asked questions for answers about sodium and salt.

If you don't find the answer you're looking for, call (800) 242-8721 or e-mail inquiries@heart.org.


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Dictionary of Nutrition

This dictionary provides you with information on common nutrition terms to help you make heart-healthy decisions.

Fruits and Vegetables   Fish   Whole Grains
Sodium   Sugar   Fat

View the entire Dictionary of Nutrition