Healthy Heart Veg Starters | Snack Recipes
healthy heart starters. healthy heart snack recipes. This is one section that is sure to sweep you off your feet! You would never have even imagined, even in your wildest dreams that it is possible to make such a large variety of low-cal, low-fat, heart-friendly starters and snacks. You will realize after trying these recipes like the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki, Healthy Bean Quesadilla, etc., that is all boils down to choosing the right ingredients and right cooking methods. Replacing refined flours with wholesome ones, rich dairy products with low-fat ones, starchy veggies with high-fibre ones, and deep-frying with shallow-frying, steaming or baking, are all some of the tricks used to make heart-friendly but delightfully tasty dishes. When served with apt accompaniments, these scrumptious, heart-friendly starters and snacks will make your heart race with delight!
Healthy Veg Starters, Steamed Snack Recipes
Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla
It’s very hard to achieve a perfect balance of macronutrients - Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats in snacks, but Palak Methi Muthia has it all just in right amounts. This recipe is also amazingly rich in Fibre, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Vitamin C, Folic acid, Calcium and Magnesium, all of these work together to maintain a better heart health. Enjoy your high tea time with this Garlicky Methi Dhokli, where health benefits of garlic include promoting heart health. Dal Pandoli is a gujarati snack an Indian dumpling which is soft and will just melt in your mouth. A high protein snack with a good combination of heart health promoting nutrients like Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Thiamine in unbelievably good amounts.
Healthy Veg Starters, Non-Fried Snack Recipes
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Almost all Indian snacks are laden with oil and thus not suitable for heart health. Cook nourishing snacks like Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada which is prepared without deep frying the vadas and adding ingredients like oats and low-fat dahi that make this snack a calcium packed yet low cholesterol. Chana Dal Pancakes recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin A rich vegetables and protein rich curds which enhance its taste apart from adding nutritive value to the recipe. Healthy Moong Chaat is a vitamin C and protein rich snack that can be tossed up in a jiffy and is perfect for maintaining good health. Addition of low-fat curds peps up the chaat and increases its nutritive value.
Try our other recipes for snacks like Masala Vadai, Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki, Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap and so on…
What causes your heart to not work correctly?
There are 5 basic reasons why we have heart issues.
1. Belly fat : The more belly fat you have, the higher the risk of a heart attack. This shows wrong food habits, bad quality vegetable oil, sugar, maida, cornflour excess etc create this problem. High blood pressure in a major problem for your heart and also uncontrolled diabetes. Your diabetes is not solved by just popping pills. You need to change the way you eat. Wrong foods eaten lead to the inflammation of the arteries of your heart. Blockages in the arteries Blockages lead to heart attack and that is so easy to fix as simple as eating healthy. Remove inflammation in your body.
2. Eating processed foods : Avoid junk food and follow simple basic home cooked food. Stay away from refined vegetable oils. Opt for unfrefined oils like olive oil, coconut oil. You could also have cold pressed peanut oil in your cooking as that is available in India. Eat a healthy pyaz wali bhindi sabzi instead of going for a deep fried option. Also remember to wash your hands before you eat as they can carry infections. Your hands have opened doors, pressed lift buttons etc where others with infection may have touched them before. Thats how a virus can spread.
3. Always be active and get your exercises in : Yes, want a healthy heart then put in the effort. Even if you have a one hour workout and you are sitting for the next 9 hours, then your one hour workout is almost useless. Inactivity, sedentary lifestyle or sitting too long is the number one cause of inflammation and poor blood circulation in your system. Your heart needs two things, the right nutrients (eating wisely) and oxygen and both these are carried by your blood circulation. Blood circulation happens with movement. If your are in your office, then try and sit on a stool without a back rest and that will make you use your core and fire up your body. That is why we find new age workers wanting to stand at times the whole day while working at their desk.
Blood circulation is at its lowest when we are sitting or sedentary. 2 hours of watching TV may reduce heart healthy by 13% to 15% says Harvard study. There is a way to watch TV. Get up from your TV or pause and walk around or even better do some basic exrecises while watching TV. If you had an active day then nothing will happen by watching TV for 2 hours.
4. Smoking and Stress : The two s's. Common senses is stay away from your puff. Regarding stress, more stress makes more cortisol which creates more inflammation. That swells your arteries over time and leasds to a heart attack. Sort your stress out.
5. Lack of sleep : Your body needs 8 hours sleep. Sleep depravation and inflammation are linked with one another. If you are sleep deprived, then you are compromising your heart health. Stress is also a big issue for heart attack. More stress makes more cortisol which creates more inflammation.
Enjoy our healthy heart starters. healthy heart snack recipes below.
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