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 Heart Healthy Fruits

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018

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Fruits good for your Heart

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’... they say. I would say not just Apple but Orange, Guava, Grapefruit, Peachess, Amla, Plums and so on and so forth….… There is a wide selection in fruits and vegetables in a pantry. All you have to do is include a wide variety of these fruits in your daily diet to increase the intake of fibre present in these foods. Fibre is the substance in foods, which is only partially digested or not-at-all digested in the body. Fibre is the key to protecting the heart as it not only helps to decrease bad cholesterol but also the total cholesterol itself.

Fruits also abound in natural antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E along with many others, which decrease the build up of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body. Fruits also help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other illnesses. So befriend fruits from today or in fact right NOW! Also consume fruits like guava, apple, pear etc unpeeled, as most of the fibre is present just beneath the peel.

Try this “Heart-healthy” Fruit switch… to increase your Fibre and Antioxidant Intake

Instead of Choose
Calorie dense fruits like mango, chickoo, custard apple and banana Fibre rich fruits like guava, orange, sweet lime, papaya, apple etc. Do not peel fruits like apple, guava etc
Strained fruit juices and vegetable soups Whole fruits and vegetables or unstrained fruit juices and vegetable soups
Sugar and refined flour based desserts like pastries desserts Fruit based low calorie

Remember to avoid boredom, add a variety to your diet each day and learn to cook them in a different way each day. Eat these super fruit based recipes to your heart’s content and climb a ladder towards preventing heart disease and its complications.

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heart healthy fruits

 by Tarla Dalal
green salad with muskmelon dressing recipe | healthy Indian lettuce broccoli sprouts salad | no cooking sprouts tomatoes and peanut salad | with 13 images. green salad with muskmelon dressing is a healthy Indian summer salad. Learn how to make no cooking sprouts tomatoes and peanut salad. green salad with muskmelon dressing is a refreshing and vibrant dish that combines crisp, fresh greens with the sweet and aromatic flavor of muskmelon. The salad typically features leafy greens such as lettuce ( you can use spinach, arugula, or mixed salad greens ) along with an assortment of colorful vegetables like broccoli, celery and cherry tomatoes. To make muskmelon dressing blend the muskmelon in a blender to a smooth purée. Transfer the purée into a bowl, add cumin seeds, coriander, black pepper, salt and mix well. Refrigerate till required. Note you can add any healthy salad dressing if you want. To make green salad with muskmelon dressing combine the iceberg lettuce, bean sprouts, broccoli florets, celery, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts in a bowl. Toss well. Refrigerate till chilled. Just before serving, add the muskmelon dressing and toss well. Serve green salad with muskmelon dressing immediately. This green salad with muskmelon dressing is not only delicious but also a great way to incorporate the natural sweetness and nutritional benefits of muskmelon into a healthy and colorful dish. It's a perfect choice for a light and refreshing appetizer or a side dish for a summer meal. pro tips for green salad with muskmelon dressing. 1. In a bowl iceberg lettuce, torn into small pieces. Iceberg lettuce offers a satisfying crunch to the salad. Lettuce is low in calories and aids in Weight Loss. Being rich in vitamin C works as an immune building vitamin by way of helping multiply white blood cells (WBC). 2. Add bean sprouts. Bean Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritional of all the foods that exist, with lots of dietary fiber to their credit. With significant amounts of iron, bean sprouts help to maintain the red blood cell (RBC) count. A good RBC count means no sign of anaemia. 3. Add blanched broccoli florets. The crunchy bite of broccoli florets adds a nice textural contrast to the soft greens and creamy dressing. 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. Enjoy green salad with muskmelon dressing recipe | healthy Indian lettuce broccoli sprouts salad | no cooking sprouts tomatoes and peanut salad | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
The intelligent combination of sweet and sour fruits makes a great drink without the need for sugar! We have also added a dash of soaked garden cress seeds to the Sweet Lime and Kiwi Juice for that extra iron boost. The iron content of the seeds gets absorbed very well thanks to the vitamin C contributed by the fruits. Just make sure you use ripe kiwi to ensure the best flavour.
 by Tarla Dalal
Juicy pink grapefruit and crunchy green apple are a pretty sight to behold, more so when speckled with chopped walnuts. Their flavours too complement each other beautifully, making this a salad you will really enjoy snacking on. The best part is that this tasty combo is also rich in fibre, which helps curb blood sugar and cholesterol. Plus, walnuts are also known to be one of the most heart-friendly ingredients, rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E, which avoid blood clot and maintain healthy arteries. So, enjoy exquisite taste and good health with the Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad.
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the luring aroma of strawberry, and nobody can pass a dish of this dainty fruit without picking one! Thankfully, this vitamin-packed fruit is as healthy as it is tasty. Here is a lovely Strawberry Yoghurt made with low-fat curds to curb excess fat intake, making this treat acceptable to those with heart diseases and high cholesterol. We suggest choosing naturally sweet and ripe strawberries so you can reduce the amount of sugar, which is restricted at 1 tsp. per serving in this recipe.
A horde of delicious fruits mingle with fresh crunchy lettuce to provide not just a tasty salad, but one that overflows with nutrients such as vitamin C and fibre. A refreshing dressing that smartly combines the tanginess of lemon with the soothing sweetness of honey, makes every mouthful of this salad a sheer pleasure. Together with the lemony dressing, this salad qualifies to meet three-quarters of your daily requirement of vitamin C. Indeed, the Fruit and Lettuce Salad is a great tonic for your immune system.
 by Tarla Dalal
A filling and tasty drink made with an unusual combination of ingredients, the Black Jamun Apple Drink is a must-try recipe in the summer, when black jamun is in season. This unique drink is not strained, nor is any extra sodium introduced into it, as we have not used any chaat masala or black salt. This makes the juice complete healthy. It has a very nice flavour as the apple naturally balances the flavour of the jamun, ensuring that the taste is not overwhelmingly strong. Loaded with fibre and vitamin C, this thick and satiating drink can be enjoyed in between meals as a healthy snack. You can also try other healthy drinks like the Avocado Spinach Pear Smoothie and Black Grape, Strawberry and Pineapple Juice .
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jowar pear appam recipe | jowar whole wheat flour appe | sweet jowar paniyaram | with 15 amazing images. sweet jowar paniyaram is a South Indian snack. Learn to make jowar whole wheat flour appe. The all-time favourite South Indian snack appam features here with a healthy twist, jowar and pear appam recipe. We have combined two wholesome flours (jowar and whole wheat flour) with grated pear to make a naturally-sweet batter. Laced with cardamom and a touch of honey and cooked with ghee in an appe mould, the jowar and pear appam has a very rich taste that everyone will love. The grated fruit also gives the appam’s a soft and spongy texture. In South India, appam’s is made commonly as an offering to Gods during the puja season. So, you can even include this wholesome jowar and pear appam treat in your festive menu! You can also try other variants of appam like Unni Appam or Quick Idiyappam. Enjoy jowar pear appam recipe | jowar whole wheat flour appe | sweet jowar paniyaram | with step by step photos.
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Heart Healthy Fruits
 on 10 Feb 18 12:19 PM

I fast regularly.... On every Thursday, Sankashti chaturthi, Ekadashi. People eat sabudana, chips or cooked fast food. But I prefer to have only fruits. I tried Black Jamun Apple Drink, Strawberry Yoghurt, Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad, Sweet Lime and Kiwi Juice over last month on my fasting days. Lovely ideas to enjoy fruits with nice informative diet tips. This will definitely keep me healthy & fit.