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Show-stopping food to keep your belly full and your heart happy

Celebs share recipes in new charity cookbook

It can be hard to avoid the temptation of takeaway when the last thing you feel like is whipping up a homecooked meal.

Yet a new cookbook promises show-stopping food that will triumph over JustEat’s offerings.

Better yet, the recipes will not only leave you salivating for more but are also good for you.

[Credit: Joe Wicks / Heart Research UK]

Thanks to the crew over at Heart Research UK, they have teamed up with a host of famous faces – including Michelin Star chef Tom Kitchin, MasterChef winner Shelina Permaloo, and everyone’s favourite gym bunny Joe Wicks – where each celeb shares delicious ideas in one book.

If cooking up a three-course meal fills you with dread, fear not, there really is something for everyone with breakfasts and brunches, snacks, family favourites, and even a few desserts.

Speaking about the collaboration, Dr Helen Flaherty, Head of Health Promotion and Education at Heart Research UK, also stressed that good food does not need to cost an arm and a leg.

[Credit: Dr Helen Flaherty / Heart Research UK]

Dr Flaherty said: “As someone who loves cooking and eating nutritionally balanced dishes, I know that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or expensive.

“We put together this book to provide everyone, from first-time cooks to the home-chef extraordinaire, a selection of recipes that are healthy, full of flavour and unpretentious.”

She added: “I often advise people on making dietary changes to reduce their risk of heart disease and manage their weight. A healthy, well-balanced diet contains plenty of fruit, vegetables and wholegrain foods and not too much fat, sugar or salt.

“By using this cookbook, we hope you will discover some delicious new recipes that will enable you to keep looking after your heart.”

[Credit: Heart Research UK]

The reason food correlates with heart health is because over time, high amounts of fat, sugar and salt can raise the risk of heart attack or stroke.

It is known that a diet low in saturated fat, high fibre and high plant food intake can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

The e-book, which is available to download, does not have a fixed price although a suggested minimum donation of £5 is encouraged as all money raised will support Heart Research UK’s life-saving work into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

To download the book, click here: Heart Research UK cookbook.

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