Tips to boost nutrition during pregnancy
Eating a heart-healthy diet is important throughout our lives, but doubly so during pregnancy. Pregnancy is one of the most nutritionally demanding stages of life for a woman.
Setting up healthy habits for success
Taking care of your heart health and overall wellbeing is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but it can be difficult to build healthy habits. Here are some ways you can set yourself up for success by choosing healthy foods.
Nutrition tips for managing 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 this disease are the same steps you’d take to decrease your risk of heart disease.
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.