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  • 22 June 2022
    Warfarin and your diet

    If you or your loved one is taking warfarin, follow our advice to help you know what’s safe to eat and drink. Remember to tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you make any big changes to your usual diet.

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  • Food is more expensive than ever before. We’ve collated six of our most popular meals to help you make cheap yet nourishing meals for your whole whānau.

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  • Whether you live alone, flat with friends or you’re flying solo for the week, cooking a meal for one shouldn’t feel like a big task. We’ve got plenty of shortcuts to help you make quick, cheap and delicious meals that are packed full of nutrition.

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  • Seeds may be tiny, but these nutrition powerhouses tick all the boxes! From sunflower seeds to chia seeds find out how to boost the nutrition of your meals and protect your heart.

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  • From Thai through to Japanese food, there’s a lot to celebrate with the deliciously diverse flavours of Asian cuisine. If you regularly make noodle and rice-based dishes at home, there are plenty of ways to make them tasty and good for you too.

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  • A healthy lifestyle is all about building habits that become part of your everyday routine. A single meal or workout won’t make a difference – but a consistent approach will. Follow our tips to help you prioritise your health for the year ahead.

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  • After the success of last year’s festive menu, we’re back with another delicious spread of food. Whether you plan to use this menu for Christmas Day or for other gatherings with friends and family it’s full of colour, flavour and heart-healthy goodness.

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  • The summer holidays and Christmas celebrations come all at once for us in New Zealand. It can be busy and maybe a bit stressful. We have 8 tips to keep healthy while enjoying the celebrations.

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  • As the weather begins to warm up, now is a good time to start thinking about the ways in which we quench our thirst and the best drinks for our heart.

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  • In the current working environment, you may be managing to get plenty of physical activity each week yet still sitting for long periods of time. Whether you work from home, off-site or in an office, here are simple ways to build more movement into your day.

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  • If you’ve been told you’ve got high blood pressure, the good news is that simple lifestyle changes can help you to manage it.

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  • Many studies have linked poor sleep to an increased risk of heart disease. We look at how sleep and sleep disorders affect your heart health and how much sleep is ideal.

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