Tag - heart disease

Snacks that can be improved by substituting ingredients with healthy fats

Everyone should be eating more healthy fats. They tend to come from natural sources and can provide tremendous health benefits, such as a lower risk of heart disease.

Healthy fats can also be used to replace less healthy ingredients in snacks and meals, particularly when you make food yourself from scratch.

All too often, though, people are tempted to snack on processed foods, such as crisps and biscuits, which have little to no nutritional benefit. By eating healthier snacks containing healthier ingredients, our bodies receive key nutrients and we also stay fuller for longer.

People with diabetes have a higher risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, but eating healthy fats instead of unhealthy, processed food can help lower this risk.

We’ve taken a look at how some heart healthy fats can be added to four commonly eaten snacks to make them more nutritious. We’ll also guide you through how to make sure these snacks contain as little sugar as possible, and which ingredients can be substituted to make way for the healthy fats.

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5 reasons you should be eating avocados every day

The avocado is often referred to as a superfood. Its health benefits are plentiful, and its versatility makes it a vital addition to any diet.

The fruit can vary in terms of size, shape, weight and colour, but you can’t go too far wrong whichever type you eat. Avocados are now becoming a widely popular option for people looking to improve their health, and because they are very low-carb, avocados are an ideal food choice for people with diabetes. And of course, they are delicious.

Here are five reasons why you should be eating avocados on a daily basis.

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These 6 weird things could reduce your risk of heart disease

How do we lower our risk of heart disease? It’s a massive question for people with diabetes, who are already at a much higher risk. There’s exercise. There’s diet, but nobody seems to able to agree on which foods help. And then there’s having more orgasms.

Yup. Having more orgasms. And it’s hardly the only bizarre reducer of heart disease risk. Here’s six of them.

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