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 Healthy Heart Vegetables

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Healthy Heart Vegetables List and Recipes, Which Vegetables are good for your heart?  

Vegetables – considered as the powerhouse of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are available in a variety of colours. It’s just about adding a new colour to our diet daily by way of these veggies. A diet low in vegetables can substantially increase the risk of heart disease, hence this is a food group which cannot be compromised on.

Include at least one green leafy vegetable daily. They are low on calorie and fat count and high in fibre. Vegetables also contain nutrients like magnesium, phosphorus, folic acid etc. which are beneficial for the functioning of heart. Other veggies like Vitamin A rich tomatoes and carrots and Vitamin C rich Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower  work towards removing the free radicals from our body. These free radicals are usually caused due to stress and pollution and excess of free radicals in the body destroys our immune system and affect cell health and is one of the cause of many diseases including heart diseases.

Choose them wisely and cook them wisely – is the go veggie slogan!!

Avoid the starchy Vegetables like potato, suran (yam), kand (purple yam) and sweet potato and opt for the remaining lot as per your liking. By saying instead of starchy vegetables, we don’t mean to completely avoid them. Make them an occasionally used ingredient in your cooking and watch the way you cook them. For example, you can have a potato treat once in a while, but do not fry it. The calories and fat coming from fried potatoes is the actual culprit.

When it comes to vegetables for healthy heart, a meal is said to be incomplete without the use of onion and garlic. The sulphur compound in them act as anticoagulant which helps to decrease the cholesterol levels in the blood thus preventing clot formation. Hence health experts strongly advice to make raw onion and garlic a part of your daily diet. If you are fussy about eating them raw, due to bad breath, cook them with your regular food. However ensure not to overcook them as too much heating leads to loss of sulphur compounds which in reality aid in building a healthy heart. Other top heart friendly vegetables are Broccoli, Asparagus, Capsicum, tomatoes, cluster beans, Spinach, cauliflower greens etc.
Cook up a quick subzi, toss and pack a salad to carry to work, whip up a soup, roll up a roti or try out some innovative snacks using veggies – but ensure to make up for 5 to 6 servings of this food group daily.

Top 10 Vegetables for a healthy heart

Top 10 Vegetables List for a healthy heart
1. Bell Peppers
2. Carrots
3. Tomatoes
4. Broccoli
5. Spinach (Palak)
6. Kale
7. Onions
8. Garlic
9. Butternut Squash
10. Potatoes

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healthy heart vegetables list

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture. Milk adds a dimension of richness to this awesome soup, while a seasoning of dried herbs gives it an aesthetic flavour. This zero-oil treat also gives you loads of protein and calcium from milk, and fibre and vitamin A from the carrot and apples. Start your meal with this hearty soup followed by Paneer Shavarma Wrap and Brown Rice Risotto .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
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 by Tarla Dalal
An unusual but extremely nutritious roti made with a combination of ragi and wheat flours reinforced with low carbohydrate radish and its greens. The sharp and slightly bitter taste of the radish greens adds great value to the Radish Nachni Roti, further enhanced with sesame and roasted cumin seeds, which although added in small quantities impart a wonderful, lingering flavour and taunting aroma to the rotis. Remember to serve these rotis immediately for best texture; after a while it could become slightly stiff and not as enjoyable as when fresh!
 
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 by Tarla Dalal
Cold soups can be refreshing and appetizing at the same time, especially when garnished generously with perky mint and tantalizing pepper powder. This Cold Cucumber Soup is conveniently low-cal and low-fat, yet filled with the goodness of water-rich cucumber and crunchy capsicum. Low-fat milk and low-fat curds provide the necessary base for this soup, striking a proper balance between lightness and lusciousness!
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 by Tarla Dalal
veg raita recipe | mixed vegetable raita | healthy veg raita | quick veg raita | with 11 amazing images. The veg raita recipe is made from low fat curds, beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes which is flavoured with coriander and cumin seed powder. You can mix and match any vegetables you like in this mixed vegetable raita. Simply put, raita means veggies and/or fruits in curd. Ingredients for mixed vegetable raita are always available in Indian kitchens. We all have vegetables and curd in our houses and this recipe can be made in 10 minutes. We love this healthy veg raita as it has ZERO sugar and consists of all healthy ingredients. 3 reasons to have mixed vegetable raita. 1. Low fat curds help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. 2. Tomatoes are a pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. 3. The Nitrates present in beet aid in detoxification and helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. This hearty curd preparation of quick veg raita is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve healthy veg raita chilled to relish all the flavours. Enjoy veg raita recipe | mixed vegetable raita | healthy veg raita | quick veg raita | with detailed step by step photos given below.
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 by Tarla Dalal
gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi recipe | gavar ki sabzi | cluster beans Indian vegetable | dry gavarfali sabzi | healthy gavarfali sabzi | with 17 amazing pictures. gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi is a lip-smacking dry sabzi that combines beautifully with phulkas fresh off the tava! The benefits of fibre-rich cluster beans are enhanced by the introduction of flavour-imparting garlic, which also keeps blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control. Gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi is basically from Rajasthan but this is not the tradional Rajasthani gavarfali sabzi as we have made it healthier by making variations in the recipe. To make gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi, clean and wash gavarfali. Unlike french beans, cluster beans take a long time to cook so they are steamed or pressure cooked but with this recipe we have cooked it in a pan so choose tender cluster beans as the mature one's are hard. Chop them into 1" pieces. Further, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onions you can also add potatoes and tomatoes, garlic paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the cluster beans, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder and chilli powder and mix well. Cover with a lid and again cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve cluster beans Indian vegetable hot. Do not ever over cook gavarfali or else they will turn flavourless. This gavar ki sabzi is made with minimum of ingredients that are easily available in each and every Indian household. My mother had taught me this healthy gavarfali sabzi when I was learning as it is a supremely basic dish and can be cooked once in a week for any meal. As the sabzi is dry, you can easily carry it with you in your lunch box or can pack it for your kids tiffin box. Gavrafali is one of the vegetables that provide umpteen amounts of fiber. This sabzi lends 4.1 g of fiber per serving which is 16% of your day’s requirement. Fiber has many key roles to play in our body. The most common one is to keep us free of constipation by helping in easy bowel movements. Fiber helps maintain normal blood circulation too. It helps to prevent clots in the arteries, which carry blood to the heart, and thus prevents heart disease. Good healthy heart sabzi and low cholesterol sabzi. Enjoy gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi | gavar ki sabzi | gavarfali sabzi | dry gavarfali sabzi | Indian diabetic gavarfali sabzi with detailed step by step recipe photo and video.
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 by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you satiated till lunch and prevent you from bingeing on unhealthy mid-morning snacks like biscuits, nuts,chips etc.
Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids after fruits like mangoes and papaya. Fenugreek too is high in antioxidants, vitamin a and c. A great recipe that boosts immunity, eat this often for a stronger you. Tastes delicious when served hot with phulkas and curd.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Normally tikkis are made by binding assorted ingredients with mashed potatoes. Here, however, we have used low calorie cauliflower with fibre-rich oats for that purpose! Two unusual ingredients, combined with colourful veggies results in a top-class tikki that will enthral you. The vegetables add to the fibre, vitamin and antioxidant content of this snack, while the mint and coriander pool in Vitamin C apart from imparting a tantalizing aroma and flavour to the Cauliflower and Oats Tikki. This delightful snack is cooked on a tava with minimal oil to reduce the nutrient loss and calorie count.
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
broccoli broth | healthy veg clear broccoli carrot soup | veg broccoli carrot broth | with 12 amazing images. This Indian Broccoli Broth recipe shows you how to make a soothing clear soup with crunchy and colourful veggies like broccoli and carrots, which compete and contrast with each other in appearance and flavour. Broth is a savory flavorful liquid made by simmering water with vegetables and spices. It can be eaten along with soup accompaniments like bread sticks, dough balls and croutons. But, it tastes delightful and wholesome as it is. Broccoli Broth is a super healthy broth which you can have as a low carb soup made of lots of veggies like broccoli, carrots and onions. See why we call this soup healthy veg clear broccoli carrot soup. Broccoli is loaded with beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A once it is inside the body. vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision. It is a good source of vitamin C which boosts the immune system and fights off cancers, heart disease and protects the body from free radical damage. Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Onions, garlic and celery enhance the flavour of this veg broccoli carrot broth. Also, the antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this Broccoli Broth counteract the harmful cellular by products created during normal metabolism, making you fit and fresh. When down with running nose, sneezy wheezies or cold, I turn to this warm Broccoli Broth. You can also make this for your family on cold winter or rainy days or even for small evening hunger pangs. Serve the Broccoli broth hot. Enjoy how to make broccoli broth | healthy veg clear broccoli carrot soup | veg broccoli carrot broth | with detailed step by step photos below.
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Healthy Heart Vegetables
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 on 18 Jul 18 12:02 PM


Heart is very important organ for all living life. We should take care of it very carefully & cleverly.Vegetable should be the part of our everyday diet for healthy heart. That''s what this article trying to explain. Good infor n Good recipe collection using vegetables provided by Team. Gavar subzi, Broccoli soup, veggie raitas, Oats-cauliflower tikkis came good in my kitchen and something outstanding to me is hariyali dal subzi, tastes superb...