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Nutrition Facts label gets a much-needed makeover

Nutrition Facts label gets a much-needed makeover

Packaged products are starting to get the memo: It’s time for a wardrobe change.

But this makeover isn’t just for looks. The new Nutrition Facts label — which makes it easier to make informed choices about what you’re putting on your plate — has debuted on many cans, boxes and bags of food.

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Sugary drinks aren’t so sweet on your cholesterol

Sugary drinks aren’t so sweet on your cholesterol

Downing sugary drinks may not only do a number on your waistline — it can also affect your cholesterol, according to a recent study.

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Eat the Rainbow for Better Nutrition

Eat the Rainbow for Better Nutrition

This guest blog post is by Fera Kristine Butts, RN, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, and AHA volunteer.

Do you want to boost energy, decrease illness, improve your heart and brain health and help eliminate toxins from your body? Start by eating the rainbow — not a sugar-packed rainbow of candy but the rainbow of amazing fruits and vegetables.

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Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. It affects young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban. But heart disease and stroke disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, especially African Americans, who are less likely to receive equitable care.

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Women: Take action to secure your financial health for retirement

Women: Take action to secure your financial health for retirement

Your retirement vision may include thoughts of spending time with friends and family, traveling or volunteering. But have you thought about what your health will look like while you enjoy that time?

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Do healthy relationships help us live longer?

Do healthy relationships help us live longer?

Huey Lewis was right: The power of love is a curious thing, and it might just save your life. Or at least make it longer and healthier.

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How a Real Woman took charge to lose weight and get healthy

How a Real Woman took charge to lose weight and get healthy

This guest blog post is by Michelle Emebo, a Real Woman spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement.

At a scheduled doctor’s appointment in my third trimester of pregnancy, my blood pressure was much higher than usual. My doctor asked me to take my blood pressure every day and call the office if the reading got any higher. At my follow-up appointment the next week, my blood pressure was still high. I knew it could lead to more serious complications not only for me but for my unborn daughter.

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Tell Big Vape to #QuitLying

Tell Big Vape to #QuitLying

It’s time to hold the vaping industry accountable for lying to kids about vaping and nicotine addiction. That’s why we launched #QuitLying, a campaign to call out the deception and reveal the truth behind Big Vape’s haze of misinformation.

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Make breakfast better: Three tips for healthy morning meals

Make breakfast better: Three tips for healthy morning meals

This guest blog post is by Angela Stancil, a Registered Dietitian and AHA volunteer.

Studies show that eating breakfast can affect performance, focus, energy and weight. But making healthy choices at the start of a busy day can be tough. Use these tips to help simplify your morning routine.

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