START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

tag: heart health

Do You Need Fish Oil for a Healthy Heart?

Do you take fish oil to support heart health? New research shows that plant-based omega 3s may be just as good at protecting your ticker. This is good news for vegans and vegetarians looking for om…

164 comments

Just 2 Teaspoons of This Fiber May Help Lower Cholesterol

Most Americans get about only half of the fiber that is recommended. Soluble dietary fiber can help control weight and lower cholesterol, which studies suggest can help prevent heart disease. We can f…

83 comments

The Scary Truth Behind Why Stress is Deadlier for Women

From pay scales to physical strength, the measurable differences between men and women are often cited as the source of unique inequalities and gaps in opportunity experienced by each gender. But new …

71 comments

How Healthy is Coconut, Really?

Coconut is a superstar in the healthy food world, but does it deserve its status as a superfood? Maybe not. A couple of recent pieces about coconut water were the first inklings that coconut might…

252 comments

12 Proven Benefits of Avocado

The avocado is an extremely unique  fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health…

140 comments

Can Peanut Butter Protect Your Heart?

Americans love their peanuts. According to the National Peanut Board, each American, on average, consumes more than six pounds of peanuts or peanut butter products every year. That might not be a b…

84 comments

Goodness in a Glass: 3 Fruity Breakfast Drinks for Busy People

Ever since I began using my blender to whip up fruit-based shakes and smoothies, I have not had to miss out on breakfast, which is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. Each morning, I walk …

95 comments

Doctors Prescribe Plant-Based Diets for Heart Disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries around the world.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease annu…

107 comments

How a Vegan’s Arteries Compare to a Runner’s

We know from the work of Drs. Dean Ornish and Caldwell B. Esselstyn that switching to a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease, opening up arteries in some cases without drugs or surgery. We can't…

69 comments

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries

Yes it's that time of year again, when the berries are ripe for the picking and enjoying. Although they have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the peak of their season from April t…

150 comments

meet our writers

Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

people are talking

There are plenty of places to get a burger besides the fast food chains, and of course you can alway…

Have just been to Buenos Aires. In their fast food outlets they will literally cook a steak in front…

Thank you for sharing.

It's nice to be vegan

site feedback

ONSITE FEEDBACK FORM

Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!