Cardiovascular disease is the world’s top killer, and it can be prevented with the right lifestyle and diet. According to numerous studies, a diet that’s rich in fibre, unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants can help protect your heart. Eating a balanced diet that includes whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
As the weather begins to warm up, spring and summer bring a variety of new vegetables to the market. After a winter dominated by root vegetables, consumers can look forward to the arrival of the first domestic radishes, carrots, and tomatoes at the end of March. While the weather during this period can be unpredictable, these vegetables are grown under cover to ensure their availability.
Tasty tomatoes can help prevent heart disease
A new harvest of vegetables offers a delicately flavoured snack that is perfect for munching on raw. With a crisp texture and low energy, these vegetables provide a feeling of satiety due to their fibre content, making them an ideal choice for controlling body weight. Research has also shown that consuming these vegetables, whether raw, cooked, or roasted, helps normalise carbohydrate metabolism. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Tackling cardiovascular issues could be as simple as adding tomatoes to your diet. Thanks to advances in cultivation, today’s tomatoes are rich in flavour, boasting a delicate skin and succulent cherry shape. This vegetable packs a nutritional punch too, containing beneficial compounds as well as potassium. So, if you’re looking for a tasty and healthy way to reduce your risk of heart problems, tomatoes could be the answer.
Power of Polish Vegetables
The Association of Paprika Producers of the Republic of Poland (ZPPRP) initiated “The Power of Polish Vegetables” campaign.
The National Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producer Groups, Association of Producers of Tomatoes and Cucumbers under Cover, Raspberry King Association, Association of the Cultivated Mushroom Industry and Galician Garlic Association also participate and coordinate in the project. The campaign is financed by the Fruit and Vegetable Promotion Fund.