Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Soups that Keep Your Heart in Shape

Studies have found that children who consume junk food and are obese/ overweight are more prone to high cholesterol levels (which eventually lead to cardiovascular diseases) than children of normal weight. The risk is even higher if there is a history of cardiovascular disorders in the family. Experts say that you can reduce your child’s risk of heart diseases by about 80 per cent just by feeding them a “heart-healthy diet.”

What is a heart-healthy diet? Saturated fats and trans fats are extremely bad for the heart, while unsaturated fats (Omega 3 fatty acids, omega 6 fatty acids, and monosaturated fats) are essential for good health. Vegetable oils, soy nuts, almonds, pea nuts, etc. are good sources of ‘healthy fats.’
Choose foods that are high in fibre. These help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. Fruits, vegetables, fish, beans, etc. and the soups made from them are great cholesterol-regulators. Use fresh ingredients and limit the use of salt.
Low-calorie-low-salt soups are a great way to feed your child vegetables, legumes, high-fibre whole grains, etc. and at the same time ensure the health of his heart. Soups that are great for the heart include:
  • Broccoli soups
  • Carrot soups
  • Cabbage soups
  • Mushroom soups
  • Lentil soups
At Knorr Soups we understand how important healthy eating habits are for you and your family. That is why we have a wide range of soups that caters to every taste bud in your family. Knorr as a brand has always set out to empower homemakers and enable you to make healthy, wholesome and delicious food options. Create healthy eating habits with Knorr soups. For daily tidbits on healthy eating, and some delicious recipes, connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/KnorrSoup

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