Eat Like This for Your Heart Health: The Best Heart Healthy Diets

Janet Tiberian Author
By Janet Tiberian
May 20, 2019

Put down your fork and listen: Eating a heart-healthy diet isn’t hard. It might seem confusing with all the “eat-this, not-that” magazine articles, fad diets and best-selling nutrition books, but here’s all you really need to know: The Mediterranean, Ornish and DASH diets are the best diets for heart health. Following one of these three well-researched and proven heart-healthy eating plans (detailed below) can help you lower your heart disease risk. Don’t invest another bite into a fad diet. Instead, chew on this:


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Why Heart Experts Swear by the Mediterranean Diet

Sean Kelley
By Sean Kelley , MDVIP
April 26, 2019

When it comes to heart health, eating like an American probably isn’t your best bet. That’s because our diets are high in unhealthy fats, processed foods and lots of carbs. But one diet in particular always gets highlighted by researchers and health experts: the Mediterranean diet.


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Sean Kelley, an award-winning health journalist, is director of content for MDVIP.

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Five Myths About Exercise and Your Heart – Busted

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By Sean Kelley , MDVIP
April 26, 2019

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a good idea on what types of exercise is good for your heart: running, swimming, bicycling. In short, cardiovascular exercise – and lots of it.

But you may be surprised to learn that strength training may actually be better for your heart. Here are the truths behind five common heart disease and exercise misconceptions that can help provide better protection for your heart.


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Put Down that Fried Chicken Sandwich (Really)

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By Janet Tiberian
April 12, 2019

Americans love fried food. About 33 percent of American adults eat fast-food, usually fried, every day. Fried chicken, Buffalo wings, fried fish, French fries, tacos and tortillas — it's a long list and heavy in America's favorite foods.


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Braised Brisket & Roots

This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from the earthy-sweet flavors of carrots, parsnips and rutabaga.


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Our Members Know a Lot About Heart Disease

When it comes to cardiovascular disease (CVD), members in MDVIP-affiliated practices know a lot. That was one positive takeaway from a national survey of consumers’ understanding of CVD recently conducted by MDVIP and Ipsos. 

For example, most members knew that, in addition to cholesterol levels, inflammation was an important factor in heart disease. But the general public was less informed about a whole host of heart disease-related concerns.


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Is Yoga the Perfect Workout for You?

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By Janet Tiberian
March 13, 2019

For many, yoga is the ultimate low-impact exercise. But yoga isn’t for everyone. Read on to find out if yoga is really right for you.

Effects of Yoga on the Joints

Good: It’s easy on your joints. 
Yoga can help improve strength, balance and coordination without putting a lot of pressure on joints. And it’s safe. Very few people experience musculoskeletal injuries while practicing yoga and most injuries don’t require medical attention. 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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The 3 Biggest Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Every year in the U.S., there are well over 700,000 new heart attacks and 335,000 repeat heart attacks. It doesn’t have to be that way. 

Everyone can take simple steps to reduce the modifiable risk factors of heart disease. And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. While some heart disease risk factors are out of your control – including being a man, having a family history of heart disease and simply getting older – you can still do a lot to help prevent a heart attack. 


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Depression and Cardiovascular Disease: The Connection That Can Break Your Heart

It’s not exactly news: Heart disease and depression, two of the most common chronic conditions in America, are also linked to each other. Researchers, who have been looking at the connection for decades, know that at least one-fourth of all heart disease patients have depression – many are clinically depressed following a stroke, heart attack or bypass surgery.

They also know that having depression increases men’s risk for heart attack by 60 percent and women’s risk of stroke by 44 percent.


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