As an improved diet and correct nutrition can play a key factor in preventing heart disease, Philips’ consumer lifestyle sector has introduced several innovative kitchen appliances for the South African market that enable consumers to prepare a variety of meals in a healthier way. These include the Philips Avance Airfryer, Viva and Avance juicers and a wide collection of handheld and glass blenders, all of which address the needs of consumers to prepare nutritious meals in the comfort of the home. These were showcased at the panel discussion, including the Philips Avance Airfryer which is a revolution in home cooking that uses little or no oil as it fries. Conventional deep fat fryers use large amounts of oil to cook food; however the Philips Airfryer uses patented Rapid Air technology to circulate hot air around a grill component, creating delicious meals with up to 80% less fat.
"Interactive platforms like the one Philips provided today are so important when it comes to sharing and discussing the healthy heart message with the general public and media leaders. I urge South African’s to have their blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol tested regularly. Heart disease is called the silent killer because people are blissfully unaware of what their cardiac risk really is until it’s too late. Healthy food preparation is vital to heart health; weight management can help control diabetes and greatly decrease the risk of developing heart disease", stated Dr Zambakides, Cardiologist at Life Bedford Gardens Hospital.
“By inviting South Africans to join the Cardiac Conversation with Philips, we want to inspire people to make a difference to their health and live better, longer lives. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, expensive or complicated; it can be as simple as making small changes to your family’s favourite dishes through clever food preparation. Philips prides itself on developing innovations that address a need amongst consumers; our range of kitchen appliances are focused on what is really important to consumers when it comes to cooking – devices that help you to create healthy and great tasting food without mess or fuss. At Philips we stand by our brand promise of “Innovation and You”, ensuring that the consumer and their needs are at the heart of all our product introductions; we will continue to bring new innovations to the market that make a real impact and address local trends and requirements.” concludes JJ van Dongen, Senior Vice President and CEO Philips Africa.