Heart Health

High Blood Cholesterol

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

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.


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.


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

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

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

Follow this heart healthy eating plan to lower your cholesterol.


The DASH Eating Plan

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Discover the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to gain better control of high blood pressure. See a week's worth of sample menus and recipes, which feature plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium.


Heart Healthy Eating from womenshealth.gov

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

Find answers to frequently asked questions on the basics of good nutrition and healthy eating. Also in PDF|176 KB.


Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Family Recipes (PDF | 8.7MB)

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Find more than 100 pages of tempting heart healthy, taste-tested recipes sure to please you and your family.


Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes (PDF | 2.8MB)

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

Find 23 traditional and tasty Latino recipes with reduced fat, cholesterol, and sodium in this bilingual cookbook.


Heart-Healthy Foods: Shopping List

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating.


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

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For Your Heart!

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Take an interactive survey to get targeted information for women on nutrition, exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure and other factors related to heart health.


Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart Healthy Way

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Your Choice for Change - Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians

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Take steps to prevent heart disease. This practical guide tells about many healthy things you can do to become healthier.


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

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Find favorite African American 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

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Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, to reduce your risk for heart disease. Also in PDF|3.77 MB.


Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH (PDF | 793 KB)

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Check out the "Recipes for Heart Health" section to help you cook up a week of tasty, heart healthy meals with recipes from the DASH eating plan.


When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes for Heart Health (PDF | 2.32 MB)

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

What's good for your heart is great for your taste buds. The recipes in this fact sheet show you don't have to lose flavor to gain health.


Eating for a Healthy Heart

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Use the nutrition labels on foods to help you follow healthy eating guidelines.