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From Spinach and Potato Kebabs, to Persian Herbed Rice with Fish, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre features an enticing collection of heart healthy meals.

To mark World Heart Day, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre shares 15 heart-smart recipes to help you protect your heart.

Spirituality should not become a way of escaping from the world, but rather a way of more actively engaging in it.” - His Highness the Aga Khan.

Spirituality doesn't have to be a separate quest - it can be part of our daily lives. Hussain Rajwani shares three easy ways to think about spirituality differently, and try to incorporate it into our everyday actions.

Use less salt when cooking. Rather than pouring salt straight from the container, measure out the amount you would like to add using a teaspoon.

Eating too much sodium and not enough potassium has been shown to increase blood pressure, which can be dangerous because it makes the heart work harder than normal and can lead to heart disease or stroke. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new recommendations on how much sodium, salt and potassium people should eat for good health.

Salt Awareness Week in the UK is taking place between 21 – 27 March, 2011 with a focus on “Salt and Men’s Health”.

According to the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey of 2010, men tend to eat more salt and less fruits and vegetables than women, placing them at greater risk of stroke and heart disease. Azmina Govindji shares important facts and practical tips on how to reduce salt in your diet just in time for Salt Awareness Week (21 – 27 March).

Valentine's Day or not, looking after your heart is especially important for South Asians – particularly men – who are more at risk of heart disease than the wider population. However, there are many ways you can protect your heart whilst still enjoying delicious traditional home cooking.