Caring for your heart
Elephant Atta Chakki Gold have teamed up with HEART UK, the UK’s leading charity that provides support, guidance and education about cholesterol, to bring you a 7 day meal plan with healthy, balanced and nutritious meals that will help you kick-start a healthier lifestyle and keep your cholesterol under control. To know more about the partnership visit : www.chakkiforheart.co.uk
EAT BETTER, FEEL BETTER
with our 7 day meal plan created by Chakki Gold.
We all enjoy good food and eating well. But in the modern world, we often don’t have time to look after ourselves properly and pay attention to our health. The stress of modern life with work, children, commuting and so on often means that we prepare meals without paying attention to their nutritious value, and whether our meals are balanced or not.
As we grow older, we are more at risk of high cholesterol levels. This is usually due to a combination of stress, diet and lack of exercise. While our traditional meals appear healthy, it is often the way they are prepared that can put us at risk. Over-use of saturated fats like ghee, butter and oil can lead to high cholesterol, which in turn has an effect on our hearts.
Our 7 day meal plan is just the beginning of a healthier lifestyle for you and your family, a taster to help you start making the right choices, change old habits and understand how to adapt your meals to be more balanced and healthy. And at the heart of it is Chakki Gold atta, 100% whole wheat flour, finely stone ground with high fibre content, low in saturated fat, salt and sugar. The perfect choice for your journey to better health.
So if you are ready to make a few small changes to your eating habits, while still enjoying the foods you know and love, sign up now and let’s get started.
We would be delighted if you shared your progress and pictures of your dishes with us on our official Facebook and Instagram pages.
Did you know?
You can boost your good cholesterol (HDL) by being more active. Choose something that you either love or that can fit easily into your lifestyle. The government recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of activity a week.
Okra and aubergine are two vegetables that contain soluble fibre. Foods high in soluble fibre, like oats and barley, have a role in helping to keep your cholesterol levels in check.
If you are over 40, and otherwise healthy, then you are eligible for an NHS health check. Look out for your invite – it’s a great way to pick up small problems before they become a real health risk.
Coconut oil is almost entirely saturated fat, no wonder it’s solid at room temperature. Most of the health benefits we see in the media are based on poor science so its best avoided, especially if you have high cholesterol.
Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are great sources of long chain omega 3 fatty acids which our bodies find difficult to make and are essential for the normal workings of the heart.
Avocado contains the same unsaturated fats that you find in olive oil and which are cholesterol lowering when swapped for animal fats like butter and ghee.
By swapping a cream based sauce for a tomato based sauce in your curries and pasta dishes you can save up to 20g saturated fat per portion (based on an 80-100g portion of sauce)
Tomatoes, onions and garlic are features of the Mediterranean diet, a heart healthy way of eating which is traditional to people living around southern Europe.
* Health tips provided by HEART UK