For many years, the traditional Australian diet has been too high in meat and animal fat and lacking in vegetables, fruits, fish, legumes and grains. This has made us very vulnerable to heart and blood vessel disease, not to mention a whole range of other diseases.
You can make a huge difference to your heart and to your general health just by making a few simple changes in your way of eating. Start gradually, and see how many of these changes you can incorporate into your daily diet.
Last Reviewed: 16 August 2009
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