Is Dark Chocolate Heart Healthy?

For all you chocolate lovers out there, we have good news. Cocoa contains plant chemicals called flavanols, which may help protect the heart. Flavanols help support the production of nitric oxide, a compound that relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow. This may also lead to lower blood pressure, which can lower your risk […]

Are Plant-Based Burgers Healthier than Red Meat?

Are Plant-Based Burgers Healthier than Red Meat? Recently, plant-based burgers have become a popular alternative to red meat. But are they actually healthier? It turns out, there’s not a simple answer. First, the good news. Plant-based burgers, beef burgers and poultry burgers all contain a similar amount of protein. Some of the plant-based burgers are […]

The Importance of Physical Activity

There are many benefits to regular exercise. Not only does regular exercise build and strengthen your muscles, it also improves your mental and heart health. Exercise is particularly great for your heart because it can reduce blood pressure and lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other chronic health issues. Exercise can also help […]

Heart Healthy Exercises

  Physical activity and regular exercise play a major role in maintaining a healthy heart. But what are the best exercises for your heart? According to Hopkins Medicine, resistance training and aerobic exercise are the most beneficial to your heart. Resistance training is an effective way to reduce body fat and create lean muscle mass. […]

What is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Your diet can play a major role in your overall health, including your heart health. With so many diet plans and opinions around certain foods, it can be confusing to know if you’re eating a heart healthy diet. This blog aims to clarify some of the confusion. A diet that can help prevent heart disease […]

COVID-19 Resources and Recommendations

Helpful Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude: The rise and spread of COVID-19 can be stressful. As we adapt to a new way of living, how we cope with this stress can play a major role in our mental health. The following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are some helpful […]

Staying Active Contributes to Heart Health and Brain Health, Even at 70

Stay active—no matter how old you get. The more active you are, the less likely it is that you will develop heart disease. That’s the conclusion of a recent study1 that investigated the link between physical activity and heart and brain health in older adults. Exercise can improve heart and brain health in adults by […]

Know the Signs of Stroke and How to Protect Your Heart

How to recognize, respond to, and prevent a stroke A stroke occurs when the blood flow to parts of the brain is reduced or interrupted. Sometimes a stroke is called a “brain attack.” Brain cells die when they do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients. Symptoms vary depending on which parts of the brain are […]

Easy Avocado Toast Breakfast

There are many heart-healthy benefits of avocados. Avocados are high in unsaturated fats that will keep you feeling full. Try this recipe from the Abiomed cafe! Prep Time 5 minutes, Cook Time 5 minutes, Total Time 10 minutes Equipment Toaster Ingredients 1 slice of bread (use thick sliced, sturdy whole grain or sourdough bread) ½ […]

Is Red Wine Good for Your Heart?

You may have heard that red wine is good for your heart. Before you pour a glass, let’s take a closer look at the research from a review article in the journal Circulation. The theory that red wine is linked to improved cardiovascular health was first proposed in 1992 as an answer to what some […]