Looking To Lower Your Cholesterol? Swap It!
While a low fat diet may keep you trim, recent research shows it isn’t the key to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, at least not the only key. The biggest bang for your buck may be in adding cholesterol-lowering foods to your plate. Here are few ideas to get you going:
Oats beyond Oatmeal.
Yes oats are good for oatmeal, but you can also add oats to any bread/muffin mix or make your own granola. Other useful additions for oats? Replace “bread crumbs” in recipes for ground oats, and add oats to a hamburger patty to increase moisture and add fiber.
Nuts are an easy flavor enhancer and help when you’re trying to reduce your dairy intake. Make a walnut pesto with basil and walnuts and olive oil, and you won’t even miss the parmesan.
Lean and green.
The diet in the study was vegetarian, emphasizing vegetable protein over animal protein. Not always an easy switch, but if you can at least try to eat meat-free half the time you’ll be half way there.