Welcome to Kardea - a journey into a heart healthy lifestyle that finds its inspiration in a love of food, desire to keep things natural, belief in science and passion for vital living.
At Kardea, which means ‘heart’ in Greek, our goal is to support your continuing education around heart healthy nutrition to help you enjoy heart healthy eating, each and every day. Kardea Nutrition provides natural gourmet foods to support cardiovascular health, within a framework of educational resources to enable a sustainable lifestyle.
We start with our book: The Kardea Gourmet: Smart & Delicious Eating for a Healthy Heart. This book serves as a practical guide to heart healthy (yet still delicious) nutrition in an eating culture increasingly at odds with cardiovascular wellness. The Kardea Gourmet is a collaboration of Dr. Richard Collins, The Cooking Cardiologist, Rob Leighton, Kardea’s founder, and Susan Buckley, a registered dietitian.
Join us at the table in the Kardea Kitchen, our online community where you will find healthy cooking techniques, heart healthy foods, the best sources of healthful nutrients, and succulent new recipes including low cholesterol recipes. Follow the culinary journeys of Dr. Richard Collins and featured chefs who have successfully met the Kardea Challenge --- to make delicious meals consistent with sustainable heart health.
Our dialogue continues with our blog and email newsletter, where you’ll find useful information on the latest research in cardiovascular health, cholesterol management, diets, wellness, and delicious living. And of course, we offer our latest recipes and promotional values.
And finally, try our delicious natural foods and selected supplements. Our tasty gourmet wellness bars support the nutritional recommendations of the National Institutes of Health for heart health and include 1 gram of plant sterols as well as oats, psyllium and vegan proteins. With 7 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein and just 140 calories, Kardea nutrition bars provide a lasting sense of fullness and satisfaction.
Thank you for making Kardea part of your journey to improved heart health and vital living!
Eat smart, eat delicious.