Pharma Dynamics, in collaboration with Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSF), has introduced yesterday second edition of Cooking from the Heart recipe book to commemorate National Nutrition Week (9 – 15 October).
Through Cooking from the Heart recipe book, Pharma Dynamics aims to reduce the public’s risk of heart disease and stroke by adopting a healthy eating plan.
With more than 61% of South African adults overweight who are likely to be among the 6.3 million suffering from hypertension – a precursor for heart disease and other forms of serious illness – it has never been more important for South Africans to make healthy eating part of a healthy lifestyle.
Mariska van Aswegen, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics said the new cookbook comprises of more than 30 flavourful, no-fuss, heart-smart breakfast, lunch and snack recipe options to suit everyone’s pocket.
“The new edition of Cooking from the Heart complements the first, which included more than 70 traditional South African supper, side dish, baking and dessert recipes – all adapted by HSF dieticians to be more heart-friendly.”
“As was the case with the launch of the initial book, the new edition will also be made available to the public for free in both print and digital formats,” she said.
All the new Cooking from the Heart recipes were carefully selected to suit SA’s diverse palate and modified to fit a diet that is lower in unhealthy fats, salt and sugar without compromising on taste. The recipes were all developed by well-known food consultant, Heleen Meyer, alongside a team of dieticians from the HSF.
The cookbook also offers practical ‘swap it’ tips such as replacing salt with fresh herbs and spices or lemon for flavour and provides useful health advice including how to eat more fibre, interpret food labels correctly, pack healthier lunchboxes and cook more healthily.
As the leading supplier of cardiovascular medicine in the country, Pharma Dynamics has for the last few years been at the forefront of developing and implementing preventative strategies to curb the growing incidence of chronic diseases of lifestyle, specifically in relation to heart disease and stroke – claiming an alarming 230 lives a day in our country.