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