Healthy Foods That Lower Cholesterol (Part 2 of 2) | HealthiNation

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Now that you know what’s not great for you,
let’s talk about some alternatives. You’ll still have a craving for a burger, hot dog,
steak and even ice cream. And while those foods are OK every once in a while, there
are better choices that you can make. Overall, fiber is an excellent nutrient; it
isn’t absorbed in the body. Instead it helps you speed up your digestive system and helps
move food through your body. Whole grain products, raw or cooked vegetables and fruits, dried
beans and peas are all good choices for fiber. Now, let’s work through some meal choices
starting with breakfast. We know that egg yolks are high in cholesterol,
but egg whites don’t have any cholesterol at all and two egg whites equals one serving
of an egg. Egg whites omelets are an option that can be substituted and so are egg substitutes.
You can also use egg whites in baking and no one will even know the difference. Meats are a common component of lunches and
dinners. Some are high in cholesterol while others are just high in fat. Either way, you
want to replace them with healthier options. Let’s start over here with lunches. We have
a typical lunch of cream of tomato soup and a roast beef sandwich with mayonnaise on white
bread. The cream soup is made with high fat cream and mayonnaise also contains high fat
and cholesterol. Instead go for something like a vegetable soup and a turkey sandwich
with lettuce and tomato on a whole grain bread. For dinner, we have fettuccine alfredo and
fried mozzarella sticks. Again, the heavy sauce is made of high fat ingredients and
cheese is also high in fat. We also know that frying foods increases the level of fat and
cholesterol. A grilled pork chop and a salad and wild rice is a much better choice. Pork
is lower in cholesterol and brown rice contains more nutrients than white rice. We talked about how full-fat dairy products
are high in cholesterol. It’s good to keep that in mind when you see dishes with heavy
cream sauces. Tomato sauce and toppings light in oil are good substitutes. And if you really
want soup, go for a cup rather than a bowl. Now this all leads us to dessert and this
can be tough. You’ve eaten well all day and you want to keep up the good work. Replace
traditional ice cream with frozen yogurt, ice milk, sherbert, or even sorbet. Cakes
can be a good option too: just swap out the icing for some fresh fruit. There are some
good fat-free dessert options like fat-free cookies, brownies and even cheese cake. So
reward yourself but do it wisely. High cholesterol can lead to major illnesses
and needs to be controlled. You can do it by following these steps and making the right
choices when it comes to eating. Remember, you don’t need to give up all the foods
you love, you’ll just eat less of them. Who knows, maybe you’ll find new foods you
enjoy. Thanks for being a part of HealthiNation.

One thought on “Healthy Foods That Lower Cholesterol (Part 2 of 2) | HealthiNation

  1. So as to strengthen the existence of my “good” cholesterol and lower the “bad” cholesterol I have, I used making use of this extraordinary cholesterol procedure “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it) . I am not certain if this is undertaken like this manner. Since then I haven’t tested it and so I do not have any idea if this is useful. I can`t delay to get my cholesterol tested once again in a few weeks. According to everything I`ve look over, this will be effective. .

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