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.
What should you eat after a cardiac event?
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.
Nutrition labels: ingredients and other information
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.
Nutrition labels: how to read them
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.
Nutrition labels: when should you check them?
Nutrition plays a huge part in a person’s overall wellbeing and heart health, but one of the most confusing aspects of nutrition for the consumer is navigating a nutrition label. To start with, when should you check them?
Managing blood pressure – not just about sodium
While salt reduction is a main way to help reduce blood pressure, there are other important nutritional factors to consider when trying to reduce blood pressure through dietary changes.
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.