There are many things that we can do to help reduce our cholesterol levels but let’s start with a recipe to lower cholesterol. It’s really not a recipe that we need – it’s a better understanding of the food we eat so let’s have a look at just how we can cook to lower cholesterol.
Start by substituting foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol with foods that are low in fats.
Instead of buying whole mil choose skim or 1% milk and other low fat dairy products. Dairy products have lots of nutrition to offer .
Ice cream should be saved for special occasions and then it should be low fat. You also need to watch for butter or high fat oils in baked goods and other desserts
Eggs are high in cholesterol but the whites contain no cholesterol so substitute egg whites in recipes. You can also buy liquid eggs that are cholesterol free and an excellent choice for omelets and other cooking.
It is recommended that you eat no more than six ounces of lean meat a day. That includes poultry, fish, and seafood. You should choose leans cuts of beef such as round, sirloin, chuck, and loin. Lean cuts of pork include tenderloin or loin chop. Trim all excess fat. Avoid processed meats which are high in saturated fats. If you must use processed meats then look for low fat varieties.
Avoid organ meets because they are high in cholesterol. When it comes to poultry chicken and turkey are lower in fat than the other members of the poultry family. Always remove the skin to reduce fat and drain any excess fat. Prepare fish by baking, broiling, or grilling.
Avoid store bought backed goods which are high in saturated fats. Homemade are much better because you can control the content. If you are going to buy in the store then read the label carefully. Remember you should avoid trans fats at all costs.
Saturated fats are bad for us except in moderation but trans fats have been proven to be deadly. That’s because our body is unable to process them. Meat and dairy can have a very small amount of trans fats but the ones that cause the problems are the ones that are a side effect of hydrogenated oils.
The body is unable to process these trans fats which clog the arteries. They also reduce the good cholesterol levels in the body. They are a number one factor in heart disease so they should be avoided at all costs.
Of course you can never get enough fruit and vegetables and fresh is always best but when fresh are not available frozen are better than canned because they have a higher level of nutrients. Fresh fruits and vegetables can help lower cholesterol levels.
Try to avoid junk foods which are generally high in saturated fats and have no nutritional value. They are likely to increase your cholesterol levels.
Once you understand the different food groups you’ll be able to create your very own recipe to lower cholesterol.