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Eat your way to a healthy heart

23/07/2018

We don’t have to tell you how important it is to look after your heart. Or that making heart-friendly food choices is one of the easiest ways to help you do it. The good news is, walnuts pack a real punch when it comes to keeping your ticker on track.

Straight from the California sunshine, these golden delights are rich in unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.[1] But don’t just take our word for it. California walnuts have met HEART UK’s stringent criteria, meaning they’re officially a ‘heart healthy’ food.

To reap the benefits, you only need to snack on a handful (30g) every day. But if you’re feeling creative in the kitchen, try your hand at one of our heart healthy recipes using this creamy and versatile nut…

California Walnut and Seed Crackers

Wave goodbye to the crackers and flatbreads sitting in your cupboard, and hello to these scrumptious squares rich in heart healthy omega-3s. Temptingly crunchy, these vegan-friendly crackers are ready to be spread with your favourite toppings and shared around the office (if you’re feeling generous).

Salmon with Asian California Walnut Slaw

We’ve long been told that we should eat one portion of oily fish a week, and this is a mid-week summertime dinner you’re going to want to try. Perfect for enjoying alfresco-style with your nearest and dearest, the spicy salmon paired with fresh Cali-style slaw is a match made in food heaven.

California Walnut Granola Pizza

Granola? Pizza? Why pick one when you can combine the two. With creamy California walnuts and crunchy pumpkin seeds, our granola pizza contains plant-based omega-3s – ideal for when fish isn’t your friend.

Browse more recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert here

[1] EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2069 https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2168 Walnuts are high in unsaturated fats. Replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat as part of a balanced diet helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, which is important to heart health.

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