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Heart Healthy Diet

Internet Resources

American Heart Association: Nutrition Center
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Nutrition-Center_UCM_001188_SubHomePage.jsp
A nutrition Web site by the American Heart Association that includes an interactive guide to eating out, and an extensive recipe database.

Pyramid or Plate? Explore These Healthy Diet Options
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/healthy-diet/NU00190/METHOD=print
Provides multiple healthy options for eating a heart-healthy diet, from the Mediterranean diet to “MyPlate.”

Nutrition.gov
http://www.nutrition.gov/
This site provides a comprehensive collection of all federal government recommendations regarding nutrition, including scientific findings and dietary guidelines.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital Patient Education

  • Heart Healthy Nutrition.

Books

  • 100 questions and answers about sports nutrition and exercise. Al-Masri L. 2011.
  • American Medical Association guide to preventing and treating heart disease. 2008.
  • WomenHeart’s all heart family cookbook. Kastan K. 2008.
  • Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook. American Heart Association. 2008.
  • Cleveland Clinic healthy heart lifestyle guide and cookbook. Polin B. 2007.
  • American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in Your Diet, 2nd ed. 2001.
  • Coumadin cookbook: a guide to healthy meals when taking Coumadin.Desmarais R. 2003.
  • Gale encyclopedia of diets. “Healthy Heart Diet.” 2008. Available in print at the Health Learning Center or online at http://www.nmh.org/nm/health+library+virtual+library.
  • Love in the time of cholesterol: a memoir with recipes. Ross C. 2006.

Journal Articles

  • “Brain health linked to heart heath. What’s good for your heart may also be good for your brain.” Duke Medicine Health News. 17(4):1–2. April 2011.
  • “What’s so great about fiber?” Johns Hopkins Medical Letter, Health after 50. 23(3):1–2, 7. May 2011.
  • “Omega-3s stand out in preventing and treating heart disease.” Duke Medicine Health News. 16(2):1–2. February 2010.
  • “Decoding the Mediterranean diet. Basic ingredients at heart of healthy eating plan.” Mayo Clinic Women’s Healthsource. 14(2):1–2. February 2010.
  • “DASH redux: diet shows reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.” Health News. 14(7):3, 2008 Jul.
  • “Diet DASH-es Hypertension.” Johns Hopkins Medical Letter, Health After 50. 18(9):1-2, 7. Anonymous. Nov. 2006.

For your copy of the DASH diet, come to the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center and request a copy at the Service Desk, or visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf.


Videos

  • Heart Healthy Eating. 15 min.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center at 312-926-5465, or e-mail us at HLC@nmh.org.

Last UpdateNovember 1, 2012
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