Peripheral arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to the tissues outside the heart. As you age, your arteries become stiffer and thicker. In addition, risk factors, such as smoking and high cholesterol, can damage the artery lining. This allows a buildup of fat and other materials (plaque) to form within the artery walls. The buildup of plaque […]
You’ve probably heard that people with diabetes are at risk for multiple health complications, including cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, cardiovascular disease is especially common among people with diabetes: The majority of people with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop it. Although most people have heard of cardiovascular disease, few understand exactly what […]
Kale Pesto Yields: 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 cup chopped kale; spine removed 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup olive oil ¼ cup walnuts 2 garlic cloves 3tbsp. cold water 1tbsp. lemon juice Preparation Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides […]
Preparing foods to meet guidelines for heart healthy eating does not have to be complicated or intimidating. Heart healthy eating should include foods from all food groups to meet nutrient needs, but they should be prepared in such a way to promote the health benefits of the foods. In general, most heart healthy guidelines will […]
Living with diabetes can be a challenge. Researchers are always looking for new ways to help people with the disease. Some strategies focus on new medicines or forms of insulin.
Healthy snacks are a part of managing diabetes, and it’s best to avoid the vending machine, says the American Diabetes Association.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives.
You can’t yet take a pill to prevent type 2 diabetes. But you have the next best thing: exercise. And you don’t need to spend a lot of time at the gym. In fact, a recent study suggests just a 15-minute walk after every meal may help protect you against the disease.
Salads don’t have to be bland to be nutritious. At the same time, it’s easy to overdo calories and fats when adding ingredients to your greens.
Plaque that builds up in arteries reduces blood flow and makes arteries more rigid — a condition known as atherosclerosis.