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  • 1. U.S. adolescents get failing grades for their health original article page for simple science
  • 2. 7 is the lucky number for reducing stroke risk original article page for simple science
  • 3. After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life original article page for simple science
  • 4. Heart-healthy behavior reduces cancer, too original article page for simple science
  • 5. Eating Better With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to eat right with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 6. Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm original article page for simple science
  • 7. No-Fad Diet Tips The American Heart Association offers these tips for losing weight the healthy way.
  • 8. Grandmother Gains a Healthy Lifestyle & Loses 84 Pounds The American Heart Association brings this survivor story about Sandra, who decided to take a break from her stressful work and collapsed. The fainting episode led to a serious wake-up call when a heart specialist informed her that her unhealthy lifestyle was killing her. Learn more.
  • 9. Recommendations for Heart Health The American Heart Association explains that if you have congenital heart disease, it's very important for you to follow the "healthy-heart recommendations" for diet and activity.
  • 10. Polyunsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains polyunsaturated fats.
  • 11. Heart-Health: Out With the Pyramid, In With the Plate The key to preventing cardiovascular disease or heart disease is managing your risk factors. the American Heart Association explains that invovles eating a balanced diet. MyPlate has replaced the Food Guide Pyramid with a new shape and updated recommendations to help consumers follow the federal government?s 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Read how it might affect those with heart disease.
  • 12. Single-Parent and Working-Parent Heart Health The American Heart Association explains how single parents and working parents can find time for heart health and health eating.
  • 13. INAP: The Mark Bieber Award This award honors the memory of Dr. Mark Bieber, one of the founding members of the AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel, for his significant contributions to the field of nutritional science. The award is designed to recognize an early career investigator for outstanding nutrition-related research. Learn more.
  • 14. Jim Zanos Read how Jim is managing his cholesterol.
  • 15. Omega-6 Fatty Acids A recent American Heart Association science advisory concludes that omega-6 fatty acids ? found in some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds ? are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan.
  • 16. Weight Management The American Heart Association offers advice and tips on managing your weight, losing weight and obesity information.
  • 17. What's that you're drinking? The American Heart Association offers this nutritional information for your kids about the important differences in the various types of drinks they choose.
  • 18. Dictionary of Nutrition This dictionary of nutrition from the American Heart Association will help you make heart-healthy decisions at the grocery store and in your kitchen.
  • 19. Glycemic Index and Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that avoiding spikes in blood sugar by watching carbohydrates in your diet is important for patients with diabetes, but it?s important to remember that not all carbohydrates work the same way. Learn more about the glycemix index and diabetes.
  • 20. Cereales fantásticos: ˇhaga que sean integrales! Great whole grain foods to add to a heart healthy diet
  • 21. About Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains that fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy eating plan. Learn more!
  • 22. The Greatness of Whole Grains The American Heart Association explains the benefitis of eating whole grains.
  • 23. Mediterranean-style diet details Juntos Editorial Consultant Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph. D., explains the traditional Mediterranean diet. ?Lately, the so-called Mediterranean style diet has received a lot of attention because of its potential cardiovascular health benefits. A Mediterranean diet consists of eating salads and fruits twice per day, nuts servings every day, sofrito (see below) and drinking wine in moderation. White meat is used instead of red meat, while fish is served three times per week.?
  • 24. Heart-Healthy Recipes Brochure Recipes for a Heart Healthy Diet from the American Heart Association
  • 25. Nancy Book's High Blood Pressure Story Losing weight information from The American Heart Association.
  • 26. Frequently Asked Questions About Losing Weight The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about losing weight.
  • 27. About Sodium (Salt) The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure and how the average American diet gets almost twice as much sodium daily as recommended.
  • 28. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • 29. American Heart Association Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) Learn more about the American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP).
  • 30. Heartburn or heart attack? Even though they share some common symptoms, the American Heart Association explains the difference between heartburn and heart attack.
  • 31. Reducing Sodium in the Food Supply Forum AHA recently convened a two-day interactive and collaborative forum for key stakeholders and thought leaders in sodium reduction to discuss the current status and future implications of reducing sodium in the food supply and identify opportunities for stakeholder collaboration. Learn more.
  • 32. By Any Other Name It's Still Sweetener The American Heart Association discusses the use of high fructose corn syrup and the overall consumption of added sugar in the American diet.
  • 33. Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices Brochure This brochure gives a great overview of how you can make simple changes in your life and diet to improve your health. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.
  • 34. High Blood Pressure in African Americans Brochure This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease. Use it to support your efforts to teach healthy lifestyle habits, encourage cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke, manage cardiovascular disease by recommending lifestyle modifications, and meet the special needs of underserved and minority markets.
  • 35. Fats 101 The American Heart Association explains all you need to know about the different types of fats; good and bad.
  • 36. Saturated Fats The American Heart Association explains everything you need to know about saturated fats.
  • 37. The Diabetic Diet The American Heart Association explains that if you?re a person with diabetes, you may juggle a lot of concerns. Eating a healthy diet is a big part of the balancing act.
  • 38. Chino Hills Teacher's Inspirational "Change Of Life" Diet and exercise worked for Laura. ?I used to stop by the drive-through and get a burger all the time. Now I can?t recall the last time I?ve done that.? She never intended to run marathons, her goal was to get into better shape to prolong life.
  • 39. Monounsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains the heart-healthy benefits of monounsaturated fats.
  • 40. Hey Kids, Keep a Healthy Weight The American Heart Association helps kids maintain a healthy weight with Life's Simple 7.
  • 41. How to Track Your Sodium The American Heart Association helps you learn how much sodium you are getting in your diet with this handy tracker.
  • 42. What is INAP? The American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) is a unique, strategic relationship between the American Heart Association?s Nutrition Committee and food industry leaders. Learn more.
  • 43. Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt original article page for simple science
  • 44. Suggested Servings from Each Food Group The American Heart Association explains the suggested servings from each food group.
  • 45. Fats and Oils The American Heart Association introduces the Meet the Fats program to explain the various types of fats; good and bad.
  • 46. Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt original article page for simple science
  • 47. Losing Weight With Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to lose weight using these simple tips.
  • 48. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 49. Heart-Check Professional Resources The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark program offers useful resources for all types of professionals in the nutrition industry.
  • 50. INAP Member Benefits The AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel explains the benefits of being a member. Learn more.
  • 51. Diet foods, Used Wisely, Can Help in Weight Control The American Heart Association explains that diet foods may help you kick-start a healthy eating regimen or learn more about portion control as you try to avoid extra weight.
  • 52. Heart-Healthy Snacks Brochure Take the guilt out of snacking with simple tips that help people of all ages avoid empty calories and make smart snack choices.
  • 53. Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children Help your kids grow up heart healthy by following the American Heart Association's dietary recommendations for healthy children.
  • 54. Vitamin Supplements: Healthy or Hoax? The American Heart Association answers the question, can vitamin supplements really make you healthier? Some can be beneficial, but the key to vitamin and mineral success is eating a balanced diet.
  • 55. Life's Simple 7® | Losing Weight The American Heart Association explains that losing weight is one of Life's Simply 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and stroke and gives steps you can take to lose extra pounds.
  • 56. Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids The American Heart Association explains the nutritional information about fish and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 57. Sodium Infographics The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to serious health issues with these infographics.
  • 58. What's so super about superfoods? The American Heart Association explains that many so-called ?super? foods may be good for your heart and your overall health, but not by themselves. Learn more about how to incorporate them into an overall healthy diet to gain the benefits.
  • 59. Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains lifestyle changes to lower high cholesterol including eating a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity and quitting smoking.
  • 60. Fats and Oils: AHA Recommendation The American Heart Association gives this recommendation for econsuming fats and oils.
  • 61. Fiber Up, Slim Down The American Heart Association explains how you can fill up on fiber while losing weight so that you don't feel hungry all the time.
  • 62. Cooking For Weight Loss The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program offers these cooking tips for trying to lose weight.
  • 63. Tips for Eating Healthy The American Heart Association explains that Eating healthy isn?t just something to do on National Eating Healthy Day, it?s something you can do every day. And if you slip up today, then start over tomorrow. Every day is a new opportunity.
  • 64. Life's Simple 7® | Eat Better The American Heart Association explains that eating better is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes in your diet can help you avoid such a diagnosis in the first place.
  • 65. Don't Fall Prey to Portion Distortion Big portion sizes can mean you?re getting more food than your body can stomach to maintain a healthy weight. The American Heart Association explains how much to put on your plate to help control how much you eat.
  • 66. Whole Grains and Fiber The American Heart Association explains everything you need to know about whole grains and fiber.
  • 67. Added Sugars Add to Your Risk of Dying from Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains how added sugars add to your risk of dying from heart disease.
  • 68. Losing Weight Losing weight means changing the balance of calories in to calories out. Learn more about shedding extra pounds and keeping it off from The American Heart Association.
  • 69. Sodium and Salt The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure and how the average American diet gets almost twice as much sodium daily as recommended.
  • 70. How to Eat Healthy The American Heart Association offers helpful information on how to eat a heart-healthy diet.
  • 71. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 72. Legacy Leader: Dr. Frederick Hatch Dr. Frederick Hatch and his wife Virginia
  • 73. INAP Current Members The American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP)'s list of current members.
  • 74. Family Grocery Shopping Tips more grocery shopping tips
  • 75. 5 Goals to Losing Weight The American Heart Association helps you take action and set goals to eat better and lose weight.
  • 76. Making Trade-offs to Reduce Fat and Sugar The American Heart Association helps you learn to make trade-offs to reduce fat and sugar in your attempts to eat healthy or lose weight.
  • 77. Protein and Heart Health Most of us are getting far more protein than we actually need. Meat is high in saturated fat and can raise blood cholesterol levels. The American Heart Association helps you find a balance with fruits, vegetables and protein.
  • 78. Nutrition Center The American Heart Association wants you to live heart healthy with help from our Nutrition Center.
  • 79. Healthy Eating The American Heart Association helps you start your heart-healthy diet today by knowing the basics of eating healthy.
  • 80. Sugars, Added Sugars and Sweeteners The American Heart Association explains naturally occurring sugars and added sugars prevalent in the American diet.
  • 81. Nutrition Quizzes Nutrition Quizzes
  • 82. Eating Better With Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to eat better using these simple tips.
  • 83. The American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations The American Heart Association's Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations.
  • 84. How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
  • 85. Simple Cooking with Heart Infographics and Resources The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program has developed several infographics to help you eat healthy without breaking the bank.
  • 86. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 87. Daily Tips to Keep the Family Active The American Heart Association offers these daily tips to help keep your family active.
  • 88. Daily Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better The American Heart Association offers these daily tips to help your family eat better.
  • 89. Losing Weight With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to lose weight with some simply steps from Life's Simple 7.

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