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Understanding type 2 diabetes and nutrition – myth busting!

Nutrition

There are many misconceptions surrounding type 2 diabetes, especially in relation to diet. We’ve broken down some common myths and provide tips for new habits to start putting into action.

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Saganaki prawn salad

Recipes

There are many more types of seafood than just fish that can be good for us. Prawns in particular are a very lean source of protein, as well as a source of omega-3s, iron, iodine, zinc and B vitamins.

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Herbed chicken and chickpea salad

Recipes

This protein-packed salad is a refreshing and light choice for a quick meal.

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Beef and vegetable stir fry with quinoa

Recipes

This delicious, easy recipe will keep you full, and is packed with healthy vegetables.

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Understanding cholesterol

Nutrition

High cholesterol increases our risk of heart disease, so it’s important to take steps to reduce it. While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, simple diet and lifestyle changes can help stop high cholesterol.

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Hydration and your heart

Lifestyle

Proper hydration is essential for your heart, especially after exercising. Staying well hydrated helps your heart do its job and more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to your muscles. This in turn helps your muscles work more effectively.

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What should you eat after a cardiac event?

Nutrition

Nutrition plays a vital role in protecting the health of your heart. It can reduce your risk of having a cardiac event, help you recover from one and reduce your risk of it happening again. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

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Nutrition labels: ingredients and other information

Nutrition

A nutrition label contains the nutrition information panel as well as an ingredients list and other claims and information. Here’s a look at other aspects of the label apart from the nutrition panel.

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Nutrition labels: how to read them

Nutrition

A nutrition label has many different aspects, and trying to navigate through all the information can be a challenge. Here’s a breakdown of the nutrition information section of the label and what it means.

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