How to reduce the risk of heart disease

Replace white bread with whole-grain bread to help your heart

Personal Trainer : whole-grain-bread In my daily morning scan of what health news is being reported throughout the world I came across an article regarding the link between eating whole-grains and reduced risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes.

 This is probably something that most people may be aware of but it’s quite startling to have the facts laid out so clearly. The specific issue is that those who eat white refined grains (e.g. white bread, white rice, and white pasta) rather than whole-grains (e.g. whole-grain bread, brown rice and whole-wheat pasta) on average have a higher amount of VAT. No, not the government tax, but Visceral Adipose Tissue! In short this is the fat that surrounds the organs within the abdomen.

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Healthy Eating Tips Part 2

Healthy Eating: More of what works

Healthy Eating : healthy food

You should now already have read Part 1 of this blog (Healthy Eating Tips Part 1)  which introduced you to the first 5 Food Doctor Principles to give you the tools to control your weight, feel healthier and have a better attitude to food. Hopefully you have been able to introduce some of these changes into your eating habits.

It is now time to introduce you to principles 6-10 so you have a full understanding of the actions you can take day to day for optimal weight management, health and well being.

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How much is 5 A DAY

What is 5 A DAY?

5 a day5 A DAY is based on advice from the World Health Organization, which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables (5 x 80g portions) a day to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Why have 5 A DAY?

Fruit and vegetables are an essential source of vitamins and minerals required by our bodies to function optimally each day. They are also an excellent source of fibre which helps move food through the gut to ensure we are regular and help prevent digestive issues, reducing the risk of colon cancer in later life.

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