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.
The best exercise choices when starting out
With all the choices out there today and mixed messages on what is the absolute best type of exercise, it can be daunting deciding which exercise will win your heart and give you the best bang for your buck – financially and with regard to fitness outcomes.
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.
7 ways to avoid injuries when starting to exercise
If you’re looking to take charge of your heart health and overall wellbeing, exercise is one of the best ways. It can take a lot of willpower and motivation to get into an exercise program, and the last thing you want is for a simple and avoidable injury to derail you. Whether you’re returning to exercise after an absence, or starting from scratch, here are some ideas to help you get into it safely.
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.
Sesame crusted salmon with avocado salad
Omega-3 fatty acids play a very important role in preventing heart disease. The body converts Omega-3 into other chemicals, which have anti-inflammatory properties in the body.
Pistachio berry stacks
Almond bread is a very low fat biscuit with the heart-friendly goodness of nuts. Pistachios are lower in fat than most other nuts, and their green-coloured skin signals the presence of helpful phytochemicals. With the added goodness of berries, this dessert is perfect for an occasional treat.
Pancakes with yoghurt, honey and fruit
Research shows that insoluble fibre – particularly from cereal grains and vegetables – has the best effect on reducing the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.
The key components of your nourish plate are a healthy carbohydrate source (like quinoa, brown rice, potato or corn kernels), a protein source (tofu, chicken, salmon, tuna, roast meats) and lots of healthy whole food fat sources (avocado, nuts and seeds).