Articles tagged with: heart health

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 October 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: cholesterol, eggs, fat, healthy eating, healthy heart, heart health, super foods

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

A.  Eggs have long suffered under a cloud since the era of the 1970's. Yet they are a nutritious food, the only problem being that they have a high concentration of cholesterol. So everyone is keen to know how many eggs they can safely eat each week, especially those with high blood cholesterol or heart troubles.

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: calcium, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, dairy, dental health, drinks, healthy eating, heart health, milk, tooth decay

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

Everyone knows we need calcium to build strong, dense bones in our younger years so we can prevent the crippling bone disease, osteoporosis, later in life. Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'. It is a thinning and weakening of the bones due to loss of mineral-containing material and it affects one in two females and one
in three males over the age of 60.

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, heart health, junk food, nutrition, salt, snacks, sodium

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

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Q. When comparing the label of a food, I am unsure what level of sodium is acceptable for a healthy diet. Please help!

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, calcium, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, dairy, eating plan, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy snacks, heart health, high cholesterol, milk

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

With Father's Day, I thought it's appropriate to dedicate a post to men's nutrition. According to a recent newspaper article in the Good Food supplement of the Sydney Morning Herald, men like to eat steak, roasts, anything with chips, barbecued anything, curried anything and, of course, meat pies and sausages. But just because men like to eat it, it doesn't mean they should.

A day’s eating plan to lower your cholesterol

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, eating plan, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol

A day’s eating plan to lower your cholesterol

Eating for a healthy heart doesn’t have to be hours of hard work. You can use supermarket foods and mix and match these easily available items with fresh to come up with a day’s eating plan that’s healthy, easy and will help lower your cholesterol. I’ve put together a day’s eating plan for a busy working woman who needs to shed weight.

Q. Are fish oil capsules safe if I'm allergic to fish? If not, how do I get omega-3s?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 19 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: allergies, fish oils, healthy eating, healthy heart, heart health, oils, omega-3, supplements

Q. Are fish oil capsules safe if I'm allergic to fish? If not, how do I get omega-3s?

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Q. I avoid seafood as I have an allergy to fish. So how would I increase my intake of omega-3 fats? Are fish oil capsules safe for me?

5 easy swaps to make your kitchen heart-friendly

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, fibre, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol

5 easy swaps to make your kitchen heart-friendly

Troubled by high cholesterol? Or has your doctor said you need to get your cholesterol down? Before you start on medication, try my five easy swaps that will work painlessly with your body’s metabolism to get things lower. It’s not just a matter of buying skim milk and margarine. There are a whole range of foods that can actively help drive cholesterol down. Some block its absorption into the body, others help speed its exit so the end result is your blood levels drop.

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Q. How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 02 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, diet foods, diet meals, eating out, food labels, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, nutrition, salt, sodium

Q.  How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Q. My doctor's just ordered a virtually salt-free diet which I'm finding is a challenge! It seems anything with flavour has way more than 120mg per 100 grams, the limit to which I have to keep under. Most store bought items seems to have an excess of salt - even Tim Tams and milk are outside my range. I am in desperate need of HELP. Where can we find nutritional and tasty meals without salt?