Tag: Vegetables

Dietary Fruits and Vegetables and Cardiovascular Diseases Risk

Diet is likely to be an important determinant of cardiovascular disease risk. The initial evidence that fruit and vegetable consumption has a protective effect against cardiovascular disease came from observational studies. The protective mechanisms of fruit and vegetables may not only include some of…

FX Medicine podcast on Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 1

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a very serious health condition that needs more recognition. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a multifactorial complex condition and is a cluster of abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, and elevated triglycerides and fasting plasma glucose. Additionally, there is insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, increased…

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced…

The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children

Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.[1] Undernutrition has been shown to negatively impact various developmental and cognitive areas including motor development, language functioning, intelligent…

Good health starts in the gut

Good health starts in the gut. To quote Hippocrates, “all disease begins in the gut”! I highly recommend The complete gut health cookbook by @chefpeteevans and @helenpadarin . A highly essential guide to improving the health of the digestive system and beyond. Did you…

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –…

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood…

National Nutrition Week

Vegetables are awesome! Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness around the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating. This year we are encouraging families to find more ways to enjoy vegetables, and to eat one extra…

Fruit and vegetable consumption may help reduce the prevalence of psychological distress

Mental disorders affect 10% of the world population and represent 30% of non-fatal global burden of disease. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is projected to rank among the three leading causes of global disease burden by 2030. Depression in later…

National Nutrition Week 2015 – Pick Right. Feel Bright!

National Nutrition Week 2015 (11-17 October 2015) is all about getting all Australians to enjoy more fruit and vegetables every day with Pick Right. Feel Bright! Whether they’re fresh, frozen or canned, eating more fruit and vegetables is one of the easiest things we…

Eat more fruit and vegetables!

A new report has been published stating that we are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. There seems to be a lack of focus on food and more emphasis on quick fixes. We need to bring back more focus on good quality foods. There is…