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  • In the age of sugar dominating news headlines - salt is now being described as the forgotten killer by many health organisations.

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  • There are many different dietary trends out there, many of which call for the elimination of certain foods or entire food groups. But how 'healthy' are these diets really?

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  • 31 January 2017
    Healthy lunchbox ideas

    With term one underway, let’s take a look at the importance of a healthy school lunch and handy tips and recipes for a nutritious lunchbox.

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  • 22 December 2016
    Fast approaching Christmas

    Our nutrition staff turn their attention to the next and final eating approach - 5:2, sometimes referred to as ‘intermittent fasting’. Find out how they went!

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  • 1 December 2016
    Recipe makeovers

    Imagination and experimentation are all part of the fun when it comes to recipe makeovers. Here are some simple tips to help you transform that favourite Christmas recipe into a healthier version.

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  • As part of our dietary challenge, a team of dietitians and nutritionists in the Heart Foundation have switched to a Low Carbohydrate High Fat (LCHF) way of eating, to gain personal knowledge of the approach. How did they go? Are carbs out and fat back in?

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  • For the past month, seven dietitians and nutritionists in the Heart Foundation have switched to a paleo way of eating, to gain personal knowledge of the approach. So, how did the experts fare and did the wheels fall off?

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  • 5 October 2016
    Take On The Tour!

    Looking for a new cycle challenge in 2017? Why not sign up to the Tour of New Zealand and help us fight heart disease at the same time!

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  • Not a week goes by where the Heart Foundation isn’t asked about its views on the latest dietary trends. Find out our experiences trialling one of the hottest dietary trends, Paleo...

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  • 5 August 2016
    Beat the bloat

    Your gut works hard to keep you happy, healthy and nourished. It’s common to have problems with bloating, irregularity and discomfort.

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  • In light of concerning new statistics, we're taking steps to address the worsening heart health of Asians in New Zealand. 

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  • Kiwis currently eat far too much sugar – about 29 teaspoons each and every day – which is why we’re stepping up our efforts to reduce sugar levels in their products.

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