Heart Healthy Lunch Ideas

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A Healthy Lunch


Being one of the main meals of the day, your lunch should include foods that do good to your heart and keep it functioning well. The following are some suggestions for a heart healthy lunch that you can use.


 


 



 


 


Heart Friendly Lunch Ideas


 


Commonly available ingredients such as bread, vegetables, fish, and lean meat have heart-protecting properties. You can try some of the following heart healthy lunch ideas made with these ingredients.


 


Dishes That Can Benefit Your Heart


 


  • A whole-wheat bread sandwich with vegetables such as carrots, mushroom, or bell pepper shredded. Whole grain reduces blood pressure and enhances heart function. Carrots and bell peppers are a good source of vitamin A and fiber.

     

  • Rice cakes with sliced chicken or turkey. Turkey and chicken are rich in protein and low in fat. They are also a good source of vitamin B, which protects against blood clots.

     

  • Salmon or shrimp salad with sprouts and lettuce. Shrimp provides selenium, omega-3 fatty acid, proteins and vitamins required for a healthy heart.

     

  • Broccoli cheddar bake. Broccoli is rich in calcium, fiber, and vitamins C and E, which prevents cells from getting damaged.

     

  • Sweet potato quinoa. Sweet potato is another good source of carotenoids and vitamins C and E. Though quinoa is not a commonly used item, it is high in proteins.

     

  • Vegetable Sushi that you can make with asparagus, cucumber, avocado, and lettuce. Asparagus contains carotenoids, B-complex vitamins, and fiber. Avocado increases your good cholesterol.

     

  • Turkey quesadilla. Make this delicious dish with whole-wheat tortillas, vegetables, and turkey.

     

  • Mediterranean bulgur - a quick yet healthy meal. Bulgur has ample dietary fiber and protein.

     

  • Smoked salmon with low-fat cheese. Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart attack and boost immunity.

     

  • Buckwheat pancakes. Buckwheat is gluten-free and nutritious. It is also known to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.


 


 


Simply avoiding red meat and making use of low-fat ingredients will help you prepare a tasty and nutritious meal. A heart healthy lunch, eaten on a daily basis will help you stay healthy and live longer. Do try the recipes given here and let us know which one you liked the best.


 


 


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Buckwheat seems to be beneficial in general.