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Break Time - Spilling the Beans on pulses for health

Read the latest edition of Break Time here, the quarterly newsletter of the Healthy Tuck Shop Programme, brought to you by the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA. In this edition we take a look at why beans, chickpeas and lentils are so good for us and our children, and how we can encourage our kids to eat more of these super foods. We also share some great recipes for incorporating pulses into the diet in an easy and tasty way that the kids will love!

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day and get involved in our Dress Red Campaign in 2016

Dress Red is the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa’s (HSFSA) annual national fundraising campaign coinciding with Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2016. The HSFSA depends on public and corporate funding to enable the Foundation’s vital work in saving lives, supporting those affected by heart disease and stroke (one of South Africa’s leading causes of death) and helping to create a healthy future for everyone by preventing lifestyle diseases.

What would Heart Month be without competitions?

This Heart Awareness Month, we want you. . . yes, YOU to love your heart, stay healthy, get screened and show that you care for your heart. YOU stand a chance to WIN by getting screened at a Dis-chem Pharmacy absolutely FREE nationwide in September!

How old is your heart?

Spring is about starting fresh and cleaning out the old. Spring cleaning for your heart means asking where you are now, what is the current state of affairs. September is Heart Awareness Month. For 2015 the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa have titled their campaign “Have Heart, show you care…” This is a call to all South Africans to get involved. The campaign aims to encourage people to get screened to know their numbers and know their risk. 

A big thank you to our sponsors this Heart Awareness Month!

DIS-CHEM is our proud screening partner for Heart Awareness Month 2015. FLORA as our GOLD Sponsor and PHARMA DYNAMICS on board as our corporate sponsor. We also want to thank our other sponsors in kind. They include:   Flora  Pharma Dynamics Suprahealthcare Jenni Gault Oceana Brands - Lucky Star Klein Constantia Estate - Wines Two Oceans Aquarium Protea Hotel – Breakwater Lodge V&A Waterfront Southern Sun Cullinan Tsogo Sun – Southern Sun Waterfront 082CARWASH Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

A-list Celebrities #HaveHeart in the month of Love…

On Friday 13 February, The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSF) hosted a high-profile auction in Johannesburg where top South African celebrities were in attendance to bid for prized items. The auction formed part of the #HaveHeart campaign which aims to raise much needed funds to fight heart disease in children. The funds will help us to strengthen current programmes and also expand them to reach even more children and parents.  

Low carbohydrate diets are not more effective for weight loss than balanced diets, so what does this mean?

A recent systematic review combining the findings of 19 clinical trials in 3 209 people found that low carbohydrate diets result in similar weight losses over 2 years compared to diets containing a recommended balance of carbohydrate, fat and protein [1]. This review included overweight and obese people with and without diabetes. Little or no difference was detected for known heart disease and diabetes risk factors over 2 years.  But what does this mean for the general public wanting to lose weight, maintain the weight loss, as well as be healthy?

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