Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition

Updated:Feb 25,2014

Woman Grocery ShoppingAs you follow an overall heart-healthy eating plan, you're likely to have lots of questions. Some of the top questions are listed here by topic.

Nutrition Labeling?

The numbers and messages on nutrition labels can make it hard to know which food is the best choice when grocery shopping. This list of frequently asked questions can help show you the way. Learn about reading nutrition labels.

Dieting and Losing Weight?

If you're struggling to get down to a healthy weight, these questions may help answer some of your questions. Learn about losing weight.

Fats?

Start here to get your questions answered about fats in general. Learn about fats.

"Bad" Fats?

Saturated and trans fats are the bad guys in fats. This page tackles some of the tough questions about the "bad" fats. Learn about the Bad Fats.

"Better" Fats?

Looking for ways to add more "better" fats to your diet? Wondering about Omega-3 and Omega-6? The association answers some of your big questions on "better" fats. Learn about the better fats.

Fish and Omega-3?

Fish and Omega-3 are an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Want to know why? Learn about omega-3 and fish.

Sugar?

Sugar is a key ingredient to watch for in your overall heart-healthy eating plan. See this list of questions for some of the hot topics in sugar. Learn about sugar.  

What's all the hype about Sodium/Salt?

High-sodium diets are linked to an increase in blood pressure and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. See this list of frequently asked questions for answers about sodium and salt.

If you don't find the answer you're looking for, call (800) 242-8721 or e-mail inquiries@heart.org.


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Dictionary of Nutrition

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This dictionary provides you with information on common nutrition terms to help you make heart-healthy decisions.

Fruits and Vegetables   Fish   Whole Grains
Sodium   Sugar   Fat

View the entire Dictionary of Nutrition