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Red is the colour for a stronger heart

Published Friday, 06 February 2015

No blushes were spared when Enfield Council staff went red with enthusiasm to support the British Heart Foundation’s national ‘Wear it, Beat it’ day raising public awareness about heart disease.

Red is the colour for a stronger heart

Dressed in brilliant red they took part in a healthy eating event at the Civic Centre in the council’s staff restaurant on Friday 6 February.

An enticing menu included tomato soup; salmon with cherry tomatoes and olives; red pepper quiche; Spaghetti Bolognese and mixed berry crumble.

Adding to the fun a guest ‘celebrity chef’ was be on hand demonstrating delicious dishes which are good for the heart.

Cllr Rohini Simbodyal, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport, Youth and Public Health, said, “Coronary heart disease is the biggest killer in Enfield. It is estimated that over 30,000 people aged over 16 are living with circulatory disease which is the cause of over 30% of deaths in the borough. It is also means that we have a significant numbers of people who have a poorer quality of life. 

“In most cases heart disease can be prevented by changing our habits and lifestyles. Enfield is a ‘Heart Town’ and at the event we shall be handing out information about heart health and some of the ways to remain healthy.”

There were also free ‘Snow White’ red apples for all to enjoy.

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