The NHS costs millions of pounds every year and many people are using it because of a poor diet. This is because they are eating too much of the wrong foods. By following the advice of the Eatwell Plate and adapting recipes to reduce fat, salt and sugar we can reduce heart disease, strokes, diabetes and obesity in the UK.
Coronary heart disease is when fatty material and a substance called plaque build up on the walls of your arteries. This causes them to get narrow. As the coronary arteries narrow, blood flow to the heart can slow down or stop. This can cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, heart attack, and other symptoms.