Heart Health

DASH Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Recipes from the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan, a plan which can lead to better control of high blood pressure.


Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides access to a bilingual (Spanish and English) cookbook containing 23 traditional Latino recipes reduced in fat, cholesterol, and sodium that still taste delicious. Also in PDF|2.8 MB.


Keep the Beat Recipes Image Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Download heart healthy recipes and get healthy shopping and cooking tips. Recipes also in PDF|1.9 MB.


National Heart Lung and Blood Institute logo National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood, including conducting educational activities with an emphasis on prevention.


Heart and Vascular Diseases - Information for Patients and the General Public

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Gateway to information and resources for consumers. Includes web sites, interactive web applications, and fact sheets for various heart disease topics.


MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find a wealth of information and links to resources on many aspects of heart disease. Also in Spanish.


An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide to Heart Health (PDF | 1.5 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

A photonovela of a family making healthful lifestyle changes. Features how to prevent heart disease with an emphasis on cholesterol, high blood pressure, exercise, weight control, and smoking, and includes a workbooks to chart progress. Also in Spanish - Más Vale Prevenir: Que Lamentar|1.8 MB.


Heart Healthy Eating from womenshealth.gov

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Having a healthy diet is sometimes easier said than done. This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions on the basics of good nutrition and healthy eating. Also in PDF|220 KB.


Estimating Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

DHHS. NIH. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Calculates the potential risk of a heart attack based upon lifestyle factors as well as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.


The Heart Truth logo The Heart Truth: A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

A national campaign to make women more aware of the danger of heart disease. Find information and resources.


Low-Calorie, Lower-Fat Alternative Foods

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

A list of low-calorie/lower-fat alternatives to provide new ideas for old favorites.


Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Includes the TLC Diet: A Heart Healthy Eating Plan.


High Blood Cholesterol - What You Need to Know

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.

What do the numbers mean? Learn about cholesterol, its components, health effects, and ways to improve your cholesterol to reduce your risk of a heart attack. Also in PDF|200 KB.


red heart For Your Heart!

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Interactive survey provides women with information on nutrition, exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure and other factors related to heart health.


Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart Healthy Way

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Recipes for heart-healthy appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes and desserts.


NIH Senior Health - High Blood Cholesterol

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

On-line interactive information on high blood cholesterol for seniors.


Eating for a Healthy Heart

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Basic consumer information and a video on eating for a healthy heart.


Hearts and Parks logo Hearts n' Parks

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ; National Recreation and Parks Association.

Community-based program helps local agencies promote heart-healthy lifestyles.


The DASH Eating Plan

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure! Also in PDF|1 MB.


Read Food Labels

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Provides guidance for reading the nutrition information on the food label as well as the ingredient lists.


Vietnamese Aspire for Healthy Hearts: Serve Up a Healthy Life--Give the Gift of Good Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Written for Vietnamese families, it provides tips and essential information about lowering their risk for heart disease. Also in PDF|491 KB.


Native American foods American Indian and Alaska Native People: Treat Your Heart To A Healthy Celebration!

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Heart disease prevention guidance and tips for making heart healthy food choices.


When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes for Heart Health (PDF | 371 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Recipes for heart-healthy entrees and desserts which includes nutritional information.


Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style - With Every Heartbeat is Life

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Links to recipe book ordering information which includes many African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart-healthy way to be lower in fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Also available in PDF | 3.35 MB.


On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides ordering information for booklet that covers control of high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, as well as physical activity and smoking cessation. Also in PDF|3.77 MB.


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