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Food tips to lower blood pressure

Food tips to lower blood pressure

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is believed to impact up to one in three adults in the UK, although more so men than women. This is cause for concern as untreated high blood pressure can lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. To help reduce your risk of high blood pressure, here are some simple dietary changes you can make to take care of your heart health.

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4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

People often don’t think about cholesterol levels until the GP calls wanting to discuss the results from a yearly blood test check-up. It’s in that moment that you may start to wonder.

While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, the foods we eat also play a part. One of the main ways our diet can help lower cholesterol is by reducing LDL cholesterol – known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol and associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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Managing risk factors: type 2 diabetes

Managing risk factors: type 2 diabetes
People with diabetes are up to four times as likely to develop heart disease as those without. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or have recently been diagnosed, the steps you take to either prevent or manage it are the same as you’d take to decrease your risk of heart disease, such as managing your diet and carbohydrates. Here's how.
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5 high fat foods you can eat more of

5 high fat foods you can eat more of
Low fat diets and high fat diets have battled it out in the past, but what is right for you most likely sits somewhere in between. It is the quality and food source of the fat that makes the biggest difference, not the quantity per se. You don’t need to eat copious amounts of fat, nor do you need to completely cut it out. Here are 5 healthy, high fat foods that you can include in your diet every day.
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Fat: The good, the bad and the tasty

Fat: The good, the bad and the tasty

Due to the popular low-fat diets of the 80s and 90s, combined with the even more popular high-fat diets of the 2000s, many people are confused by this hotly debated nutrient: fat. We clear up the confusion.

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