Tag: Mediterranean-style diet

Cardiovascular disease risk tests

As someone whose grandparents died from heart disease, and who has a genetic redisposition to it, I’m keen to know more about cardiovascular disease risk tests and the lifestyle changes that prevent it. I went to see Dr Jason Kaplan from the Sydney Interventional Cardiology Centre and Macquarie University for a full assessment and advice. Here’s the first of a 2 part interview and set of tests Jason did at the Macquarie University clinic. I can highly recommend going through this process. Jason was a delight as he not only preaches good health but practices it himself! First steps...

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Exercise and diet to prevent cardiovascular disease

What you eat has a large impact on your heart health, so what is the best diet to prevent cardiovascular disease? Watch my interview with Macquarie University’s Dr Jason Kaplan on YouTube, and read the summary below. The best diet to prevent cardiovascular disease The best diet to prevent cardiovascular disease is considered to be the Mediterranean-style diet. This kind of diet can be fairly varied, but it has a number of key principles: A low consumption of red meat, often no more than once or twice a week A high consumption of unprocessed foods Plenty of fruits and...

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