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  • 24 October 2018
    Choosing cooking oils

    How do you choose the right oil for your cooking and which oils are best for our hearts? Here you’ll find everything you need to know about vegetable oils to help you make the best choice from olive though to rice bran oil.

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  • With the popularity of low-carb diets on the rise, you may be more confused than ever. Can whole grains still be eaten as part of a heart-healthy diet?

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  • Fermented foods and beverages are becoming increasingly popular. You can now find kombucha on tap in bars, sourdough bread in cafes and more varieties of yoghurt, sauerkraut and kimchi in your local supermarket.

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  • It’s only natural to be tempted by comfort foods over the colder months but, to ward off winter illness and keep in shape, it’s important to make healthy food choices – comfort doesn’t need to mean unhealthy.

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  • 3 July 2018
    Food and inflammation

    Inflammation continues to be a buzzword but what does it actually mean? Do certain foods cause inflammation and is there an anti-inflammatory diet we should all be trying to follow?

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  • Being active during winter can be a challenge. It’s easy to go outside when it’s hot and you want to get to the beach or park. But when it’s cold, dark and rainy, being outdoors isn’t so much fun.

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  • Having a treat from time to time is part of a balanced approach to eating and living well. Follow these tips to cut junk food from your day and save it as a treat – you will actually enjoy these foods more and your body will love you for it!

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  • You may have heard of the health and environmental benefits of eating a plant-based diet and wondered – is this the right eating pattern for me?

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  • Healthy eating should be simple. But with so many food and nutrition facts and myths around, it’s hard to know who and what to believe.

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  • It’s World Salt Awareness Week (12 – 18 March) and the focus this year is on simple steps you can take to reduce salt in your diet. It’s surprising how quickly our intake of salt can add up across the day.

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  • Interested in learning more about the health, culture and nutrition of Pacific people? Our nutrition courses will help you do just that. Delivered throughout the year, they’re engaging, fun and practical.

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  • This February is the Heart Foundation’s Big Heart Appeal. Thousands of people all over New Zealand will join together in the fight against heart disease.

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