Eat your way to a happier heart with this heart-healthy recipe inspired by the Greek Isles! Full of flavour yet uncompromising on nutrition, this recipe was developed together with the National Heart Institute for the Superfood Cookbook. Following the principles of the Mediterranean way of eating, our recipe is suitable for those on a low cholesterol diet or those who are looking to lower their risk of heart diseases.
Ingredients (makes 5 servings):
Eat your way to better heart health with these simple tips:
Fiber up: To prevent heart attacks and the like, experts recommend that you get at least 20 - 35 grams of fiber a day. Fruits and vegetables along with whole grains are amazing foods that lower cholesterol fast. They help to lower the risk of heart disease with soluble fiber that binds cholesterol and flushes it out of the digestive system before it can wreak havoc on your body.
Oils matter: The oils that you use can play a part in preventing heart diseases as well! Using vegetable oils such as olive oil when cooking can help to lower the levels of bad LDL cholesterol.
Avoid Trans Fats: Found in many foods including your favourite baked goods like cakes, biscuits and cookies. Trans fats have been shown to raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Eat more fish: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel can help raise levels of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol).
Recipe printable down below: