2 August 2023

Heart-Healthy Recipes for Women: Nourishing Meals that keep your Cholesterol in Check

Happy Women’s Month to all the resilient women of South Africa! At Flora, we love to spread the love, so why not spread love this month to our fellow fierce females? We want to keep your heart strong and beating for a long time, so we have 5 heart-healthy recipes this Women’s Month. These recipes will keep your heart healthy. 

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Heart Health 

Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle goes beyond just healthy eating. Regular physical activity, managing stress levels, and maintaining a healthy weight are equally important. Engage in exercises you enjoy, practice stress-reducing activities like yoga or meditation, and prioritise sleep. Regarding diet, opt for whole foods, limit processed foods, and prioritise nutrient-dense ingredients. Additionally, include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as they have been shown to support heart health. Now, let’s explore some lip-smacking recipes that incorporate heart-healthy ingredients and are easy to prepare.

See our recipes that are good for the heart below.

This recipe features line fish, a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, lower triglyceride levels, and promote heart health. Combined with the fresh flavours of lemon and herbs, this dish is nutritious and delicious. Try this Flora Line Fish recipe today, using our delicious Flora Plant Butter™ and make a memorable meal for a special lady in your life!

Broccoli is a powerhouse vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre. This soup incorporates the goodness of broccoli and a flavourful pesto topping. Using whole wheat toast instead of refined white bread adds fibre to your meal, which can help reduce cholesterol levels. Check out the recipe here.

Indulge in a heart-healthy twist on a classic favourite—mini pizzas! You create a satisfying and heart-friendly meal by using whole wheat crust and topping them with nutritious ingredients like avocado and smoked salmon. Avocado provides healthy fats, while smoked salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

These tasty bean burgers are a plant-based delight packed with fibre and plant protein. Beans, like chickpeas or black beans, contain soluble fibre, which helps to reduce cholesterol levels. Combined with seeds providing additional nutrients and crunch, these burgers make for a heart-healthy meal. This recipe uses Flora Regular, Flora Regular is a 50% fat spread and is ideal for those who want to keep themselves and their hearts healthier.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and incorporating heart-healthy recipes into your diet can significantly reduce cholesterol levels and overall heart health. By choosing nutritious ingredients and following these delicious recipes, you can nourish your body while enjoying flavourful meals. Combine these efforts with other healthy lifestyle tips, regular exercise, and stress management techniques. Prioritise your heart health and savour the benefits of a nourishing diet.

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