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How to make a nourish plate

How to make a nourish plate
There are regularly times during the course of my week, when I get home from a long day of work and find myself with the conundrum of having to find something to eat. What I’ve found works a treat on these days is creating a nourish plate. This is simply a plate of whole foods, as many as I can muster up from my fridge and pantry, presented as a smorgasbord of variety!
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Chia Bliss Balls

Chia Bliss Balls

For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in healthy fats boasting more Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. Omega-3's work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and inflammation. Inflammation can put strain on blood vessels and cause heart disease.

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Guacamole with Sesame Crisps

Guacamole with Sesame Crisps
Make your snacks count. Maximise your intake of heart-healthy nutrients like antioxidants and fibre by choosing fruit and vegetables as your first option. 
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The Best Diet for Reducing Heart Disease Risk

The Best Diet for Reducing Heart Disease Risk

Coronary heart disease is the leading killer of New Zealand adults. As such, there is currently much debate over which ‘diet’ is best for reducing a person’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke, with each diet’s advocate claiming that their approach is the best. Paleo, low carb, low fat, vegan, raw… It can all get quite confusing.

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Pancakes with Yoghurt, Honey and Fruit

Pancakes with Yoghurt, Honey and Fruit
Supplied by Kate Freeman, Nutritionist assisting The Heart Research Institute
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