Heart Foundation Recommendations on Dairy Products, Eggs and Meat

The Heart foundation suggested that the dairy products full of fats will not increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but excessive consumption of red meat can.

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As per new recommendation provided by the Heart Foundation, a healthy population in Australia can now enjoy cheese, yogurt, and milk full of fats without fearing about the danger of developing cardiovascular diseases. However, the foundation recommends restricting red meat intake to maintain a good condition of their heart.

This latest recommendation has been made by the Heart foundation after a thorough analysis of international and Australian research.

As per research, the use of dairy products was found to have a neutral effect. It neither will increase nor will decrease your risk of heart disease or stroke.

Thus, there was a lack of adequate evidence to advice limiting them in healthy individuals.

In the beginning, the heart foundation advised limiting dairy products full of fats. However, recently the foundation suggested that it was necessary only in people with heart disease, high cholesterol, and type- 2 diabetes.

This was also the first time for which all Australians were recommended to limit their intake of pork, lamb and unprocessed beef to 350g per week, which equals meals containing three lean meals.

The foundation mainly stressed on restricting deli or processed meats, which have been associated with a greater risk of heart disease and other chronic illness.

Weekly eggs limit was also increased in healthy population by the foundation. However, it recommended that individuals having type 2 diabetes should not consume more than seven eggs per week, as increased intake of eggs was connected to a greater incidence of stroke and heart disease. This applied to individuals already suffering from heart disease.

The dietician Sian Armstrong associated with this foundation stated protecting your heart is more important than focusing on a particular food.

She commented “For heart-healthy eating, it’s not just about how many eggs you have a week, or whether you have reduced or full-fat milk. It’s about the whole eating pattern”.

“So we’re encouraging people to look at not just one different food, but what they’re eating over days, weeks and even months.” Finally, the Heart Foundation eventually hoped people in Australia to consume more of plant-based foods, which included plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and fruits in addition to protein-rich sources like fish and other seafood, lentils, beans, and tofu.