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Heart-Healthy Salads

Salads are an excellent – and versatile – addition to your cholesterol-lowering diet. They can be prepared in a lot of ways – whether it is as a small side or the main component of your meal.

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Low-Fat Ways to Enjoy Japanese Cuisine

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Japanese cuisine is gaining popularity, with several restaurants cropping up in cities offering anything between various types of sushi to full, traditional dinners. There are many delicious foods to try in this type of cuisine - with many of these foods being very healthy. Just as with any type of cooking, however, there are some foods to minimize if you are following a cholesterol-lowering diet. This guide will show you how to enjoy this scrumptious cuisine while watching your cholesterol.

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Beginning Your Cholesterol-Lowering Diet

Sunday April 13, 2014


When you begin to watch your cholesterol, one of the things you will first need to address is your diet. Although following a diet to keep your cholesterol levels healthy is not difficult to do, staying on track can be a little hard to do at times. This article will take the guesswork out of following a cholesterol-lowering diet by show you which foods you should be including in your heart-healthy diet, as well as tips that will help you to keep on track.

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Ways to Incorporate Nuts into Your Healthy Diet

Sunday April 6, 2014

When you think of nuts -- such as pecans, almonds, or walnuts -- as a food, you may think of them nothing more than just a quick snack. However, this grab-and-go finger food contains a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, unsaturated fats, fiber, and phytosterols -- all of which are considered "cholesterol-friendly" ingredients. Therefore, their nutrient content makes them more worthy than just being designated as an occasional snack. This article will show some ways you can sneak nuts in your healthy diet.

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Tips for Selecting Foods for Your Cholesterol-Lowering Diet

Sunday March 30, 2014


Grocery shopping can get a little frustrating when you're looking for cholesterol-friendly foods -- especially if it is for the first time. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be. I know that when I first started on my quest for healthy eating, I was so focused on finding foods that were low-fat, that I forgot about taking into account foods with high sugar content, or the fact that vegetables, fruits, and spices are also important, heart-healthy foods that can liven up an otherwise boring low-fat dish. There are many delicious foods in your local grocery store that can satisfy your appetite, without greatly affecting your cholesterol levels. Try these delicious, healthy tips that will help you in deciding which foods to select when grocery shopping.

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