Make the heart healthy switch to rapeseed oil for 2014

Oh woe is me, my new motto is that a New Year brings new beginnings, so for those of you who like me, overindulged at Christmas then there’s no better time to think of changing your eating habits permanently. For me it will be to lose a few extra pounds (or stones) or to cleanse my inner self of wine, cream, chocolate and all things nice. Big sigh!

Making the heart healthy by switching to rapeseed is simple and so beneficial. Eating balanced healthy meals made with Wharfe Valley Rapeseed Oils is a great way to gain control over your diet. You’ll boost your heart health and you won’t notice any difference in taste.

Leading nutritionists and medics extol rapeseed as the golden oil for keeping your heart healthy, because it is:

  • Only 6% saturated fat – this is less than half the unhealthy saturated fat of olive oil
  • It is high in omega 3, 6 and 9
  • It is a rich source of the natural antioxidant, Vitamin E
  • High in monounsaturated fats
  • Can help maintain cholesterol levels
  • It retains all nutrients during frying and roasting due to its high smoke point
  • Contains no artificial preservatives and is trans-fat and GM free.

OK Lecture over. Now where is that bar of chocolate I stashed!!!!!! No seriously, I know it’s the time of year when everyone thinks about doing the ‘healthy bit’ but this year we all must try. I have a Diabetes clinic coming up and I know exactly the lecture she will read to me – and she is absolutely right.

Just before Christmas at the BBC Good Food Show the celebrity chefs used our oil liberally (bless them all) in their recipes to wow the crowds, make people think differently about food and prove that Yorkshire produce is the best and most beneficial in the world. We cannot thank them enough for all their help, Lawrence Keogh, James Martin, Brian Turner, to name but a few. Amanda took some time of work to help on the stand, and Geoff came down for the weekend to do the heavy lifting and give me some time off, so all in all, it was a great family outing. It was good to catch up with everyone as well. I cannot believe how many people came especially for our oil. To all those many many thanks. It really does give us such a boost.
We have put some recipe ideas of our own on our new look website so give them a try this month and let us know what you think. Even better send us your own favourite recipes. Pictures always help as well! We will do our best to include them, especially if they are heart healthy! Thanks to all those in the office who have finally dragged the right information from me to make this work. I think it looks great!
We have also had some great feedback from top foodies who have made the switch to Wharfe Valley Oil and hope to be featuring their ideas on our website over the coming months. So watch this space.
Join our campaign on Twitter (link to their Twitter) by using the hashtags #hearthealthy and #maketheswitch.
For more information and for tasty healthy recipes visit: http://rapeseedoilbenefits.hgca.com
Have a fantastic New Year everyone and we look forward to speaking and seeing you over the coming months.