Home > Medical > Heart Health > Foods, diet and your heart Foods, diet and your heart All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Diets that protect the heart Heart disease is one of the most serious threats to our nation's health. Here's how you can protect your heart. Experts warn against Noakes diet Experts in the fields of dietetics and heart disease caution against changes to conventional diets and treatments despite radical new ideas about the link between high blood cholesterol and heart disease. Heart Foundation's open letter to Tim Noakes The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa has written an open letter in response to the recent debate initiated by Prof Tim Noakes on protein and fat loading. Read it here. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart Tim Noakes: what users think The high-protein, high-fat diet is in the media spotlight again and the debate is heating up around whether this eating plan is healthy or not. This is what our users had to say: Tim Noakes called a 'cholesterol denialist' A team of top doctors has warned that the Tim Noakes diet could be dangerous, especially for heart patients. CoQ10 means the world to your heart Coenzyme Q10 is an energy nutrient essential to proper heart health. A deficiency may lead to adverse heart complaints such as angina, hypertension or heart failure. Beware of trans-fatty acids Find out all you need to know about trans-fatty acids, why they are bad for you, and a list of foods containing trans-fatty acids. Tim Noakes: heart disease theory 'has failed' Prof Tim Noakes responds to critics of the high-fat, high-protein diet theory. Heart-healthy cooking with free new recipe book The Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched a free cookbook with recipes of SA's favourite dishes, adapted by nutritionists to be heart-healthy without compromising on taste. Heart-healthy tips for Ramadan The holy month of Ramadan is observed by millions of Muslims around the world. Here are a few tips to ensure good heart health during this time of fasting and contemplation. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.