THIS feasting season, it is important to strike a balance between delectable treats with what is good for one’s health. Here is a guide to a heart-healthy Christmas feast:
- Choose recipes that have high amounts of good fats, the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats like Lemon Cilantro Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa.
- Use only ingredients which are low in bad fat (saturated fats) and high in good fats such as Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil which has the lowest saturated fat among all types of cooking oil. It is also rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 which are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.
- Load up on avocados, nuts, and salmon to minimize bad cholesterol levels and to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
“It is wise to read the labels and understand the ingredients. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is the number one canola oil brand in the Philippine market as it is 100 percent pure, lowest in bad fats and gives the best value for money with its perfect combination of quality and affordability,” said Fly Ace Corp.’s group category manager for edible oils Zen Prudentino.
Here is a Jolly quick recipe for the holidays:
Lemon Cilantro Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa
For the Salmon
2 center-cut salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil
Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste
For the Salsa
1 medium red onion
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 pcs medium tomatoes
2 firm-ripe avocados
1-piece ripe mango
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste