– containing oily fish, beans, and vegetables, it is packed with polyunsaturated fats, is rich in fibre and is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
It is low in salt and saturated fat and is a great lower-calorie meal option if you are using weight management as a strategy to improve heart health. Following a Mediterranean dietary pattern has shown to be linked with lower risks of cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 336g serving|
|Energy ||141 kcal |
|473 kcal |
of which saturates
|8 g |
|27 g |
of which sugars
|2.1 g |
|6.9 g |
|Fibre||1.9 g ||6.5 g |
|Protein||14 g ||48 g |
|Salt||0.2 g ||0.5 g |
Eating two portions of fish per week, including one portion of oily fish is recommended for those at high risk of or with cardiovascular disease. Oily fish contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked to protecting the heart and blood vessels from disease.
Edamame beans are a great complete source of dietary protein, providing all of the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein) needed by our body. The soy protein found in these beans can help to keep your heart healthy by lowering your levels of LDL cholesterol (the 'bad' cholesterol) - which can lead to a reduced risk of developing atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. The beans are also high in polyunsaturated fats, particularly omega-3, as well as being a rich fibre source to help you to feel fuller for longer.
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