4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol
People often don’t think about cholesterol levels until there is cause to wonder, such as after a blood test check-up. While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, the foods we eat also play a part.
Food tips to lower blood pressure
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is believed to impact one in three Australian adults, although more so men than women. While rates of hypertension have been stable over the past decade, it is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
All about veggies
A high intake of vegetables (raw or cooked) is the cornerstone of a healthy diet – you literally can’t eat well without them.
All about protein
Of all the macronutrients, protein is the one that hasn’t received much negative press. It’s loved by all. And for good reason. Protein is the building blocks of almost all our major body tissues – including the heart – and should be consumed daily for overall good health, growth and repair.
All about fat
Due to the popular low-fat diets of the 80s and 90s, combined with the even more popular high-fat diets of the 2000s (Atkins and later paleo), many people are confused by this hotly debated nutrient: fat.
All about carbs
There is a lot of confusion about carbohydrates and their effect on our health, especially surrounding their consumption and subsequent effect on weight loss, body fat and a person’s risk of developing heart disease. So here is what we really know about carbohydrates, and how they can be incorporated into a healthy diet.
8 easy ways to eat more veggies
Experts recommend getting in five serves a day, and hitting that daily intake is one of the best things you can do for your long-term health – and your heart.
5 protein-packed meals to ward off hunger
One of the challenges with maintaining a healthy weight and subsequently a healthy heart is our tendency to overeat at main meals, feel peckish in between or crave something sweet afterwards.
5 high-fat foods you can eat more of
There are many low-fat products on the market, countered by many popular diets like ‘keto’ and ‘Atkins’ that promote drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. For a healthy and heart-friendly diet, what is right for you most likely sits somewhere in between.