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Sweet Potato & Cannellini Falafel

Sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants, particularly the ACE vitamins and beta-carotene. Like yams and new potatoes, they are digested more slowly than all other potatoes and help to lower the overall glycaemic index (GI) of the diet.

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Aubergine & Potato Soya Moussaka

To reduce the amount of oil used in frying vegetables, add a little hot stock or wine or sherry so that they sauté or steam in their own juices. A serving of this moussaka gives 18 g of soya protein and if eaten regularly you could expect a total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol lowering effect...

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Lentil & Vegetable Khichiri

Pulses including lentils, chickpeas, soya beans and kidney beans are an important part of a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. Asian and Mediterranean populations eat approximately 250 g (8 oz) or more of pulses per week, and therefore it is recommended that you try to eat beans – either dried or canned – at least...

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Tomato & Mushroom Soya Bolognese

Dried soya mince contains about 50 g of soya protein per 100 g (37 oz). A serving of the sauce would give you 18 g of soya protein, and if eaten regularly you could expect a total and LDL cholesterol lowering effect of 7 per cent. If you finished your meal with a portion of...

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Chilli Bean & Corn Stuffed Peppers

Highly convenient to use, canned pulses, including baked beans, sweetcorn and peas, are essential items for your healthy-heart storecupboard. By adding beans to any of your dishes, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

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Mixed Masala Beans

Beans are an excellent source of phytoestrogens such as lignans and isoflavones. Studies suggest that high intake of phytoestrogens confers a reduced risk of several diseases. The oestrogenic and antioestrogenic activity of lignans and isoflavones, for example, has proved useful in controlling symptoms of the menopause. Lignans and isoflavones possess antiviral, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic and antifungal...

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Easy Bean & Pepper Bake

Beans are an excellent source of phytoestrogens such as lignans and isoflavones. Studies suggest that high intake of phytoestrogens confers a reduced risk of several diseases. The oestrogenic and antioestrogenic activity of lignans and isoflavones, for example, has proved useful in controlling symptoms of the menopause. Lignans and isoflavones possess antiviral, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic and antifungal...

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Cashew & Green Pepper Risotto

Research suggests that eating a small handful of unsalted nuts (25 g/1 oz) on most days can lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of a heart attack. Although high in fat, nuts make a healthy substitute for snacks like crisps and biscuits.

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