When we're young, it’s easy to take our heart health for granted. Our heart is the centre of our cardiovascular system and is vitally responsible for just about everything that gives us life. We think of heart disease as being a problem for older, inactive men with high blood pressure. However, it can strike at any time, without warning and can affect anybody, male or female, old or young. It doesn’t discriminate. Ladies, we’re not immune!
Interestingly, although heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK, many of its risk factors can be modified. The foods we eat can dramatically affect our heart’s overall health. The Rooted Project are really excited to link up with the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research, the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
We’re bringing together a panel of nutrition experts to talk about all the things you can do to keep your heart ticking smoothly. From looking at the healthiest populations around the world who’ve got this nailed, to tackling mixed messages surrounding coconut oil, eggs and saturated fat, we’ll be cutting through the confusion and busting some myths. Plus, we’ll have an exciting goody bag and 100% of the profits will go towards helping the BHF continue the important work they do.
Dr Ramzi Khamis (MB, CHB, PHD, MRCP, FESC, BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellow)
Catherine Collins (RD) RD_Catherine
Dr Duane Mellor (PhD, RD) @DrDuaneRD
Dr Tom Butler (PhD, RD, RNutr) @drtom_butler