A UVA Heart & Vascular Center Initiative

Our food choices have a direct impact on our heart health. But eating wisely is no easy task. That’s why we bring you the tools and information you need to sort through the food fads and dieting advice and establish healthy eating habits that will stick with you over the long term.

The Canola Oil Controversy

Posted April 26, 2016

In our recent Club Red cooking classes, we’ve addressed many questions about cooking oils, especially related to the safety and health benefits of canola oil. Apparently,… Read More

Mindful Holiday Eating

Posted December 04, 2015

The holiday season has officially arrived! With nonstop work events, holiday parties and family gatherings, it’s easy to overindulge this time of year. But … never… Read More

Get to Know Farro

Posted November 06, 2015

Farro, an ancient Egyptian grain that has been used in Italian cuisine for more than 2,000 years, is starting to make a buzz in the United… Read More

Healthy Ways to Beat Sugar Cravings

Posted October 09, 2015

This time of year, it’s especially tough to resist your cravings for something sweet. While sugar provides our bodies with energy we need, too much of… Read More

The Arthritis Diet

Posted September 08, 2015

An anti-inflammatory diet is not only flavorful and heart-healthy, but it can also reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Here are some of the best foods to… Read More

The Power 3: Chia, Hemp and Flax Seeds

Posted July 08, 2015

They’re small but they’re mighty. Chia, hemp and flax seeds are flooding the food market because they are versatile, satisfying and healthy. These popular, nutrient-rich foods… Read More