Cooking from the Heart Cookbook

Cooking from the Heart Cookbook

Pharma Dynamics & The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA published a free cookbook!

For more information about the cookbook and to get our ‘heart-healthy’ recipes on your mobile phone, go to: GO NOW!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA has been assisting South Africans with recommendations regarding healthy eating habits for many years. It has become clear that there is a need for a multi-cultural budget recipe book to be used as a basic cooking “manual” in our homes. Such a book can also be of great benefit for healthcare workers in various fields to hand out to their patients.

The most important aim of this recipe book is to help people to cook heart healthy meals using readily available and economical ingredients.

Why is there a need for Cooking from the Heart recipe book?

At least 80% of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancers can be prevented by a healthy diet, regular physical activity and not smoking.

In South Africa cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death after HIV/AIDS. Many communities in South Africa are in the process of urbanisation (which is unfortunately usually accompanied by the adoption of ‘westernised’ unhealthy lifestyles) and suffer a substantial burden of premature mortality due to cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.

With the significant rise in lifestyle related diseases, especially among the poor, urgent action needs to be taken to address this problem. This recipe book is a practical tool to assist people with healthy cooking, which will ultimately help to reduce the burden of lifestyle diseases.

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