Pork chops on a menu for lower blood pressure? Yes! Pork is about 50 per cent leaner than just a few years ago, which means it's lower in saturated fat as well. To keep chops succulent, top them with a homemade pesto.
Use skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs in place of the pork chops. Sauté the chicken for about 5–6 minutes on each side.
*Pork is a good source of zinc and it provides useful amounts of iron as well as vitamins from the B group, particularly B1, B6, B12 and niacin.
*Including garlic in the diet is thought to be beneficial for a healthy heart. Garlic may also be useful for clearing cold symptoms and chest infections.