Healthy Eating

    • Photo of chicken mealAlmond-Crusted Chicken Fingers
      Dinner time can be tough! Between getting home from work, helping with homework, cleaning up the house and a million other things, you want to prepare something healthy for your family. This […]
    • Variety of foodsDo You Know Your Danger Zones?
      You’ve been watching your weight and practicing portion control when all of a sudden you find yourself in troubled waters — your willpower tested! Whether you’re letting loose at […]
    • Photo of oatmealHealthy Breakfast Makeovers – Start Your Day Off Right
      Mornings can be hectic, but starting the day with breakfast can help your metabolism, cut down on what you eat the rest of the day and boost your energy. Learn how to make quick, healthy breakfast […]
    • Photo of vegetables in a basketMake Your Produce Last Longer
      Does it seem like your veggies go bad right after you buy them? Here are some tips to keep them fresher longer: Tip # 1 Remove pre-washed greens from their original container and toss any spoiled […]
    • Nutrition Facts graphicRead Labels, Stay Healthy
      It’s a good idea to fill your cart with low-calorie, low-sodium and low-fat items, but with so much information on the label, it’s hard to know what to look for. Make healthier choices by […]
    • Photo of a saladMake Your Meal Nutty
      Adding almonds — the “super nut” — can pump up the flavor, crunch and nutrition of some of your favorite dishes. Almonds have many health benefits — more than any other […]
    • Man reading food labelDon’t Be Fooled by Food Labels
      Nutrition labels can be confusing, but they’re very important. Whether you’re buying a can of vegetables or picking out yogurt, understanding nutrition labels helps you to make healthier […]
    • Woman smiling while holding a bowlWeight Loss With Low Carb Diets…
      A client said, “I need to lose weight for my upcoming wedding. What’s the deal with low-carb diets?” If you eliminate or drastically limit carbohydrates, you’ll miss out on […]
    • Lower Your Sodium
      Lowering your sodium to help lower you high blood pressure doesn’t have to mean bland food. In this webisode, our American Heart Association coaches surprise Doug at lunch to help him evaluate […]
    • Young girl inspecting a tomatoFour Tips to Cut the Salt
      I was raised in a family where salt was a staple in the kitchen and at the dining room table. We added a dash while roasting a chicken, a sprinkle before taking a bite of mashed potatoes and a shake […]
    • Shop Fresh at Your Local Farm
      I grew up in a small Texas town where fresh produce was available year-round. My mom would wake us early on Saturday mornings — totally against our will — to head out to area farms to […]
    • Young woman enjoying a saladGet the Skinny on Fiber
      Most adult Americans don’t get the fiber they need each day (25 to 30 grams). Exactly what is fiber and why is it so important? Dietary fiber is one of the three main types of carbohydrates. […]
    • Young woman enjoying a fruit snackBoost Your Metabolism Safely and Naturally
      Metabolism is how your body turns calories into energy that it can use. It’s also the key to losing weight and keeping it off. If you feel more tired than usual or don’t have the energy […]
    • Young woman writing in a journalAvoid Stress-Induced Eating
      Do you reach for a snack when you’re stressed? Stress eating can sabotage your healthy eating goals. Here are some steps you can take to regain control of your eating habits and get back on […]
    • Woman in grocery store holding packaged meatEating Fish for Heart Health
      Do you enjoy a typical “Southern” diet? If you pile on the fried chicken, fried fish, fried potatoes, bacon, ham, liver and gizzards, and sugary drinks such as sweet tea, you could also […]
    • Photo of the freezer isleDiet Foods, Used Wisely, Can Help Control Weight
      Packaged foods and drinks labeled “diet” and “low calorie” may seem appealing if you’re trying to lose weight. They’re easy to find, too. Sodas, crackers, frozen […]
    • Photo of a healthy mealHere’s a Look at Some of the Surprisingly Saltiest Foods in America’s Sodium-Heavy Diet.
      America has a major problem with sodium, or salt. We eat too much of it – on average more than double the amount recommended by the American Heart Association. And too much sodium means higher risk […]
    • Get Your Grill On
      Get your charcoal ready — barbecue season has officially begun! Remember, barbecue can be healthy, so before you take out that spatula and tie on your apron, take a look at these heart-healthy tips. […]
    • Young woman holding green binder and penNo More ‘Freshmen 15’
      College is filled with exciting experiences, new tasks and many choices. You have to pick a major and your classes and find ways to get involved and meet new friends. Another important choice is what […]
    • Women preparing fruitWonderful World of Citrus
      Growing up, nothing could compare to the sweet taste of a ripe one on a hot summer day, or even better when my mother would pull out her juicer and make some fresh-squeezed orange juice on a Saturday […]
    • Photo of kaleKale: The Rise of a Food Star
      Kale was once regulated to the corner of our dinner plates — you know, the area you never touched! Well, times have changed! From news stories featuring the leafy vegetable to T-shirts with people […]
    • Sharpen Your Knife Skills
      Sharpen your knife skills with Power Ambassador Chef Bryce as he teaches you how to properly cut a bell pepper, mango and avocado. […]
    • Watermelon Salad
      Looking for ways to put a unique and refreshing spin on your diet this summer? Eat healthy AND stay cool with a watermelon salad! Power Ambassador Chef Bryce will show you how in this short video. […]
    • Young woman holding fruitHow to Store Fresh Fruit
      If you’re ready to start eating healthy, you might be wondering how to store all your fruits so they’ll stay fresh as long as possible. Grapes (shelf life: up to five days) Before […]
    • A Fresh Take on a Green Bean Salad
      Green beans aren’t just for casserole anymore-they’re a great way to build a fiber-packed snack or side salad. Watch Power Ambassador Chef Bryce put together a flavorful dish with green […]
    • Fresh Mango Salad
      Craving summer vacation or even a weekend getaway? You’ll be transported to the beach with every bite of this mango salad. Join Power Ambassador Chef Bryce as he creates this truly tropical […]
    • Use Herbs as an Alternative to Salt
      Making the switch to low-sodium living doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a tasty dish! Step up your healthy cooking by using spices as an alternatives to salt. Get the details from Power […]
    • Family enjoying a broadcasted sporting eventSeven Healthy Game Day Snack Alternatives
      The season of fall is the season of sports. Whether you’re tailgating or staying parked on the couch, food goes with football. Here are some healthy alternatives that are sure to be a […]
    • Variety of nuts and wheatWhole Grains and Fiber
      Whole grains seem to be getting a lot of attention lately, but do you really know what they are? What about fiber? Fiber seems to be another buzz word. Dietary fiber is the term for several materials […]
    • Daughter observing mother slicing a cucumberSimple Cooking with Heart
      The thought of cooking at home can be an overwhelming thought. Making healthy meals can seem like a daunting task, but by making few small changes to your diet you can make a world of difference to […]
    • Pouring oil on a teaspoonFats 101
      The word “fat” makes many people cringe. However, dietary fats are necessary to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also serve other important roles such as protecting your organs. […]
    • Variety of sweetenersArtificial Sweeteners May Increase Blood Sugar
      Americans consume an alarming number of calories through sugary beverages. One way people are trying to reduce the number of calories they consume is by drinking beverages that contain artificial […]
    • Young woman pealing an appleAHA Nutrition Center
      At the heart of good health is good nutrition. This site offers you tips and guidelines that will help you make smart food choices for yourself and your family. Gain an understanding of what a […]
    • Writing on eating journalReward Yourself with Food? Try These Tips.
      Do you work out to eat or eat to work out? Many people turn to food as a reward after exercising. Good nutrition after a workout is important, but if you overeat, you’ll get too many calories […]
    • Woman holding a glass of waterGet Your Drink on… with Water
      How many times have you heard that you should drink plenty of water? It’s good advice. Water keeps your skin clear and helps curb your appetite so you don’t make a dive for the junk food. […]
    • Couple preparing a fruit snackGet on the Right Track with Portion Sizes
      View in Spanish Our favorite Latin restaurants often serve heaping plates of meat, rice and beans, but just a tiny serving of vegetables (sometimes just the garnish!) Bigger portion sizes are […]
    • Woman smiling and holding glass of waterAre Sugary Drinks Killing Your Diet?
      View in Spanish Switching to water is one of the best changes you can make in your diet. But why? Isn’t juice good for you? Mommy may have served you orange juice and Daddy may have bought you […]
    • Man reading food nutrition labelLower Your Sodium (Video)
      View in Spanish Lowering your sodium to help lower you high blood pressure doesn’t have to mean bland food. In this webisode, our American Heart Association coaches surprise Doug at lunch to […]
    • Woman reading food nutrition labelKnow Your Nutrition Label Facts
      View in Spanish Practice makes perfect when it comes to picking out healthy foods at the grocery store. Your first step is understanding how to read Nutrition Labels — the good, the bad and the ugly. […]
    • Young woman enjoying a fruit snackAvoid Emotional Eating
      View in Spanish Eating is an enjoyable activity that’s often the focus of celebrations and everyday get-togethers. But when you’re eating to suppress emotions you could be harming your […]
    • Family smiling at produce sectionWhat’s in season? A great guide to picking fruits and vegetables.
      View in Spanish Incorporating fruits and vegetables into your daily diet is very important to your health. While your favorites may not be in season the entire year, don’t forget that you can […]
    • Man holding a healthy mealShow your heart some love: Add fish to your diet.
      View in Spanish A healthy, balanced diet includes lean proteins like fish, which boast Omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Research shows that including at least […]
    • Older man reading food nutrition labelsStock a Heart-healthy Fridge
      View in Spanish When you’re trying to eat healthier, fruits and vegetables are often the typical fridge staple, but there are many other items you should have on hand. Stock your fridge with […]
    • Family eating at a restaurantMake Better Choices when Dining Out
      View in Spanish Eating out is convenient — and going to restaurants can be fun — but it’s not always healthy. The good news is that many restaurants and fast-food companies are working to […]
    • Photo od oil salad dressingHow to Make Healthier Salad Dressings and Salsas
      View in Spanish A salad might seem like a great choice for getting healthier, but not if it’s covered with fatty dressing. To avoid going overboard on the calories in your salsas and […]
    • People shopping at the marketShop Your Farmers Market — It’s Fun and Affordable
      View in Spanish Stores and small supermarkets only go so far to give you the fruits and vegetables you need for a healthy, balanced diet. If you live in an area that lacks access to fresh produce, […]
    • Couple preparing a healthy mealTraditional Foods, Healthier Options
      View in Spanish Nothing represents Latino tradition more than our favorite foods! But sometimes these traditional favorites can be unhealthy. The good news is that you can make them healthier without […]
    • Photo of a healthy mealA Closer Look at Whole Grains
      View in Spanish What are the health benefits of whole grains? Breads, cereals and tortillas may be popular with your family, but are they good for you? They are if they’re made from whole grains. […]
    • Variety of sweetened drinksAdded Sugars vs Natural Sugars: Do You Know the Difference?
      View in Spanish Most of us love a cup of coffee with creamer with a touch of sugar in the morning. But do you know how the added sugar in your coffee affects your health? The American Heart […]
    • Women preparing a healthy mealNutrition Explained
      View in Spanish  In the supermarket, there are many products and foods to choose from, so read the nutrition labels to ensure that whatever you’re bring home to feed the family is healthy. But unless […]
    • Smiling man eating a healthy meal10 Easy Ways to Cut Calories
      If you want to lose weight, eating healthy and getting active are key! To lose weight, you have to consume fewer calories than you burn. One pound equals 3,500 calories, so if you cut 500 calories a […]
    • EmPOWERED to Serve cookbook2015 Healthy Soul Food Recipes
      In the spirit of National Minority Health Month, check out EmPowered to Serve’s 2015 Healthy Soul Food Recipes cookbook. This cookbook features 56 full-color pages with more than 30 recipes […]

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