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Good food need not be boring. Our 'I love Good Food' cookbook compiles recipes where the fat content is low but the flavours are high. Remember that a healthy diet, low in fat and salt and high in fruit and vegetables is a significant factor in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Guidelines for Healthy Cooking
Use more fruit and vegetables every day. Vegetables taste delicious on their own, so try not to add butter or spread.
Use herbs and spices rather than salt to flavour food. Many people watch their salt intake because of raised blood pressure.
Use little or no oil when making a healthy low fat dish. All oils are 100% fat, even olive oil, so use a maximum of 2 tablespoons of pure vegetable oil for 4 portions.
Serve dressings and sauces on the side. Use low fat cooking methods – steam, grill, poach, microwave, oven-bake, stir-fry or roast without fat or oil.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and on the day of the marathon is essential. Eating a well balanced breakfast, rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in saturated fat, can really... More