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  • Study reveals link between sleep and a healthy heart!
  • We know sleep is vital for your brain, but a recent study reveals it's also crucial for your heart. Find out below what the link is between sleep and a healthy heart... Study reveals not getting enough quality sleep could be detrimental to your heart...   The research, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that sleep is vital for a healthy heart... ››› more
  • [27 November 2019]
  • Top ten essential nutrients for a healthy heart
  • Did you know... The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute,100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year, and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime? Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck over 32 km. In a lifetime, that's equivalent to driving to the moon and back! Interesting, right? I'm sure you do know that heart disease is the number one killer in South Africa;... ››› more
  • [01 April 2016]
  • Ten totally natural, science-backed tips to lower your blood pressure
  • High blood pressure has earned the name “silent killer." And sadly, it's well-deserved. Heart disease, sexual dysfunction, stroke, kidney failure and aneurysms can all result from elevated blood pressure. And, with 1 out of every 3 South Africans suffering from this malady, its impact is huge! Sure, there are many medications that can be prescribed for hypertension. But for a good number ... ››› more
  • [09 March 2016]
  • These four nutrition tips can transform your long-term health
  • I was recently at a heart health seminar. During the talk, one of the heart doctors declared that there was no such thing as heart disease. Naturally, this confused me. And my confusion urged me to ask the doctor what he meant by this. The doctor explained that your heart is an innocent bystander suffering from whatever kind of blood you decide to bathe it in — clean or dirty. That is, chemic... ››› more
  • [29 February 2016]
  • Seven foods that will help you prevent heart disease
  • Heart disease is one of the main causes of death in the world. Too often, it's thought of as a sudden disaster — the clutching of one's arm or pounding, crushing chest pain. However, the truth is that heart disease is more like the long arc of a baseball in the air; we notice its movement as it approaches us, but in reality, the ball has been descending for most of its flight. But, by the ... ››› more
  • [29 February 2016]
  • Try this heart-healthy avocado, apple and cinnamon green smoothie
  • Avocados give smoothies a lovely creamy texture and a boost of heart-healthy fat. In this simple recipe, avocado is combined with green apple, spinach and cinnamon for a nutritious breakfast or refreshing post-workout treat. Enjoy! Creamy green smoothie recipe Serves: 1   Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled 1/2 green ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • Here's how napping can improve your heart health
  • Do you enjoy midday naps? Well, then, you'll be glad to know they might be beneficial for your heart! This goes according to new research published this week in a news release by the European Society of Cardiology. The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 40 middle-aged people with high blood pressure. The result? Those who napped saw thei... ››› more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • How much olive oil you should really be using when you cook
  • While olive oil is a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (and a lower-calorie alternative to butter), it's still possible to overdo it. Using more than you need adds extra calories, makes food oily and costs you money (olive oil doesn't come cheap!). Are you too heavy-handed when you cook with olive oil? “Some people assume that extra oil in the pan won't get absorbed into t... ››› more
  • [16 July 2015]
  • Six dos and don'ts when it comes to being a heart-smart shopper
  • Your ticker is an organ you should always look out for. Making small changes in your diet to keep your heart healthy sounds daunting, but it's actually really easy! It all comes down to knowing which foods are heart-healthy, which foods are bad for your heart, and how to read food labels. Today I'm sharing some insight with you on how to become a heart-smart shopper. Make sure you keep these... ››› more
  • [16 July 2015]
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