5 high-fat foods you can eat more of
There are many low-fat products on the market, countered by many popular diets like ‘keto’ and ‘Atkins’ that promote drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. For a healthy and heart-friendly diet, what is right for you most likely sits somewhere in between.
5 healthy carbohydrate-rich foods
When it comes to choosing carbohydrate-rich foods, there are three key things to remember...
Common injuries when starting to exercise
If you’ve decided to take your heart health into your own hands with a new exercise program, that’s great! But it’s important to be aware of the common injuries that could happen that could put you off your game – and how to avoid them.
How to warm up properly
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart health and overall wellbeing – and the most important preparation for any movement or exercise is an appropriate warm-up.
How to work out without leaving the house
Exercise has well-documented benefits for decreasing the risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, but more than half of Australians are not getting enough physical activity. For many people, the hardest part of exercising is building the motivation to actually start doing it. For others, the expense of a gym or buying special equipment or activewear just isn’t in the budget.
Stir-fried chicken and vegetables
Dark green leafy and orange-yellow vegetables have been shown to offer the best protection against heart disease. These include broccoli, spinach, kale, chard, carrots, bok choy, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, pumpkin and capsicum.
Leek and saffron couscous
Fennel is a good source of heart-friendly nutrients including fibre, vitamin C, folate and potassium, and has anti-inflammatory properties.