Give your heart a chance

| 29 May 2015
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The charity Viva! Health are offering free nutrition advice on Monday, 29 September, to celebrate World Heart Day.

As good nutrition is the key to a healthy heart, the charity have produced various resources to help people get on the right track. When it comes to heart health, plant-based diets have consistently shown the best results and people all over the world are discovering the benefits.

Viva! Health nutrition adviser, Veronika Powell, says: “With a little help, everyone can make changes in their diet that will improve their heart health and overall quality of life. And that’s why we’re here, to help people make those changes and give them confidence at every step.”

Sadly, many people are simply prescribed medication as soon as their tests show high cholesterol, raised heart pressure, or both, but they’re not given any lifestyle advice. With the right diet, the need for medication can be reduced or eliminated completely. Viva! Health offer free nutrition resources and advice. For personal advice email or call 0117 944 1000.

And to read more or download free heart health guide, go to:

About the author
Dr. Justine Butler
Justine joined Viva! in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. After working as a campaigner, then researcher and writer, she is now Viva!’s head of research and her work focuses on animals, the environment and health. Justine’s scientific training helps her research and write both in-depth scientific reports, such as White Lies and the Meat Report, as well as easy-to-read factsheets and myth-busting articles for consumer magazines and updates on the latest research. Justine also recently wrote the Vegan for the Planet guide for Viva!’s Vegan Now campaign.

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