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World Salt Awareness Week
Mar 20, 2017 @ 08:00 - Mar 26, 2017 @ 17:00
Community health talk and blood pressure screening at Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre
6 foods for a happier heart
There are so many healthy food options, that choosing one can become quite daunting. But have no fear, we are here to help you identify 6 foods to make your heart happy. With the help of our Heart Mark logo and this article, we will have you and your heart smiling in no time.
We have put together a list of 6, tasty and affordable, food items that make keeping your heart happy easy.
1. Fresh Herbs
In light of the fast-approaching Salt Awareness Week, use fresh herbs when cooking, instead of salt. Make use of fresh herbs, such as, mint, thyme, chilli, paprika and rosemary to add some flavour to your food.
Tuna is a good source of omega- 3, which in turn is good for your general heart health. Pick tuna stored in water not oil. To make your choice even easier, lookout for the Heart Mark logo on the product, it’s the easiest way to pick the healthier option.
3. Olive oil
Olive oil is an amazing way to give your dish more taste. It is also the healthier choice when deciding to cook with oil. Again, keep a lookout for our Heart Mark logo when buying Olive oil. It comes in many variants as well as in some exciting flavours avocado, butter, lemon, plain, basil, garlic and chilli.
Almonds make a tasty snack. You can eat them on their own, put them in salad or mix them in with your oats. They are very versatile, so instead of reaching for the crisps, crush your cravings have a handful of almonds instead.
5. Sweet potato
Sweet potato is generally much healthier than your normal potato. Make things interesting by adding in some cottage cheese to make a jacket sweet potato with cottage cheese, or simply just season your sweet potato with some cinnamon and lemon juice.
Oats remain a healthy breakfast as it is high in fibre and is known to reduce cholesterol. Compared to boxed cereal, you can control the amount of salt and sugar when cooking oats. Serve it in different ways to keep it interesting. Try other spices like nutmeg or mixed spice with any seasonal fruit. Once again, a variety of oats available are endorsed by the Heart Mark!