From: Happy Food,
Tuck in to a hearty meal. Our hearts work constantly to keep our circulatory systems in good order, pump blood around our bodies and ensure our other organs are delivered the oxygen and nutrients that they need. We think the least we can do is reward them with a healthy meal...
According to the British Heart Foundation, a healthy diet can help to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and preventing weight gain. Want to make sure you heart is in tip top condition? It’s time to cut down on fatty foods and stock up on some of these...
This Mediterranean favourite contains monosaturated fats, which help to keep your arteries clear and your heart pumping. When mixing up your salad dressing or making some homemade pesto, make sure you opt for virgin olive oil – it contains antioxidant polyphenols to reduce inflammation and keep your heart as good as new.
Swap your Pop Tart for some porridge. The beta-gluten found in oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol levels, as well as stabilising blood glucose levels. Think porridge is best left to Goldilocks? Why not try oatcakes served with hummus or low fat soft cheese for a tasty and filling snack.
High in potassium, Popeye’s favourite vegetable is an effective way to lower high blood pressure. Serve as a side dish or add to curries and stir fries for colour, flavour and lots of healthy nutrients.
These clever seeds not only reduce cholesterol levels, but they also keep platelets from becoming sticky – protecting against heart attacks. Incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet, flaxseeds can be sprinkled over cereals, soups, salads and stews – your imagination is the limit.
This tropical treat is believed by many people to help support heart health and prevent cardiac disease. We know they’re fiddly fruits to cut up – try adding tinned chunks to salads or drinking pineapple juice for a refreshing fix.
It's easy enough to decide you want to eat well - the hard part is finding the right foods to keep you healthy and satisfy your tastebuds. The Treatwell Tasters have lots of food and drink ideas to have you looking good, feeling good and bursting with energy in no time. And no, they don't all involve wheatgrass.See my profile