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The Benefit of Apples in Cholesterol-Friendly Meals

Apple Recipes to Lower Cholesterol

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Updated March 21, 2011

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Looking for new foods to lower cholesterol? Apples may be the way to go. If eaten regularly, apples may have a modest cholesterol-lowering effect. Here are several tasty suggestions for adding apples to your diet.

Breakfasts

Apple Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie

Entrees and Sides

Apple Salad With Pecans

Tip: Use reduced-fat mayonnaise for this recipe.

Vegetarian Apple Stuffing

Tip: Use whole wheat bread and low-sodium broth for this recipe to make it even more heart-healthy.

Desserts

Baked Apples

Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Apple Torte

Sources:

Fernandez ML. Soluble fiber and nondigestible carbohydrate effects on plasma lipids and cardiovascular risk. Curr Opin Lipidol 2001 Feb;12(1):35-40 2001.

Nagasako-Akazome Y, Kanda T, Ohtake Y, et al. Apple polyphenols influence cholesterol metabolism in healthy subjects with relatively high body mass index. J Oleo Sci 56(8):417-28.

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