Okay, so the word "fat" has a bad connotation ... but as we all know ... not all fat is created equal.
In recent years, health experts have been very clear about the fats you should avoid. They warn that red meat can cause your gut bacteria to produce plaques that can cause heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems. The World Health Organization said it probably causes cancer, too (yikes!... ››› more
So we've just finished breast cancer awareness month, but the number one killer of men and women in the Western world remains cardiovascular disease, which kills more people than ALL cancers combined.
Every 34 seconds someone in South Africa has a heart attack. It's a frightening statistic indeed...
So is it inevitable? The simple answer is simply no. Heart attacks are preventable, and peop... ››› more
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
Newsflash: Today, heart disease is the number-one killer of both men and women in South Africa.
But here's the good news: 90% of the time, you can prevent it by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Furthermore, by taking steps now to tune up your heart, not only will you benefit your long-term health — you'll also help boost your circulation, trim your waistline and enhance energy and brain spee... ››› more
Good news, chocolate lovers! The new time you find yourself indulging in a slab of milk chocolate, you won't have to feel so guilty…
According to a new British study, eating milk chocolate regularly can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
In the study, published in the journal Heart, middle-aged adults who ate as much as 100 g of milk chocolate a day seemed to receive heart health... ››› more
If you want to reduce your risk of a heart attack by as much as 33%, you need to build-up of the lipids in your arterial walls, reveals a new study out of Tel Aviv.
And there are two tasty foods that - when you eat them together - do just that.
Read on to find out what they are.
Israeli scientists couldn’t believe the power of these phenomenal heart healthy foods
I... ››› more
You know that eating too much fat is bad for your health.
Just think back to all the hype about the Tim Noakes' diet and Banting just a few months ago!
You know that it can lead you down the path to high cholesterol and eventual heart disease just because your body can't process that sheer amount of fat.
But it might not be all bad, reveals a new study.
In fact, eating a high fat d... ››› more
Most South Africans love avo. It goes well with any dish! You can eat it with salad, pizza or even a bacon burger!
And now thanks to the researchers at the American Heart Association (AHA), not only do we know its tasty we know it has plenty health benefits. And in particular, their research shows how it's one of the best foods to keep your heart healthy!
Here's what researchers have to sa... ››› more
Think about what it would be like living on a Greek island in the Mediterranean.
Are you picturing crystal clear oceans, people who look like they're permanently on holiday and feasting on amazingly fresh food while sipping on blood red wine?
Now think about your life.
Are you stuck in an office, you don't get much exercise, your diet has much to be desired and your health is taking an... ››› more
The rate of heart disease across the globe is soaring. And sadly, even though you think you live a healthy life, you may have some habits that put your heart health at risk.
If you don't change these habits now, your heart health will deteriorate! And this could lead to a future of serious conditions like heart disease!
But it's easy to improve your heart health if you just know how!
A... ››› more
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