Foods that Cut Cholesterol
There are few things that if you make them part of your food it can help to fight against cholesterol.
Cutting cholesterol does not mean to eat tasteless food.
Here are some substitutions that one can make to the food they already eat which will help them to lower their cholesterol level.
1. Use Walnuts not Croutons
Croutons contain carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can enhance the low density lipoprotein a source of bad cholesterol. For healthy life one should replace the croutons with the walnuts. Walnuts are rich in unsaturated fats. It is an efficient fat that lowers the level of LDL which ultimately reduces the cholesterol level in the human body.
2. Drink Red Wine not Cocktails
Researchers say that reasonable intake of red wine produces a little bit rise in the HDL that is good cholesterol. But the excessive use of fruit juices, cocktails can boost up the cholesterol level in the human body because the fruit juices are rich in carbohydrates. Red wine has 10th of the margarita’s carbohydrates. Red wine also contains flavonoids that lowers the LDL and enhances the HDL. American Heart Association restricts to one glass for women and two glasses for women.
3. Eat Nuts, Soyabeans and Avoid Cheese and Crackers
For a snack before dinner go for almonds and baby soybeans rather than going for cheese and crackers because cheese and crackers are believed to have high saturated fats this is a main reason behind high cholesterol. Almonds and soy beans help in lowering the LDL.
4. Topping Salad With Vinegar and Lemon Juice
Topping salad in high fat salad dressing is like smoking a cigarette while jogging. So it is just useless. A low fat salad can be made by dipping the salad with vinegar or lemon juice that helps in lowering the cholesterol level.
5. Try To Avoid Butter
A table spoon of butter contains more than 7 grams of saturated fat and 10 percent of daily value for cholesterol. 7 grams of saturated fats is more than third of recommended daily value of fats. Butter is an important source of vitamin A and consists mostly of saturated fat, so one should try to go for olive oil instead of butter where as olive oil is a source of good fats.
6. Use Turkey Meat not Beef
Turkey meat contains 85 percent of fats in it so red meat is a source of saturated fat and cholesterol. Both are the main source of blood cholesterol. Try to substitute the turkey meat with the beef.
7. Chicken is Good But Fish is Better
Chicken has less saturated fats then red meat but chicken is not without cholesterol. Fish has less cholesterol in it. it is best for reducing cholesterol through diet. Fish is low in fats and it contains omega 3 fatty acids in it.
8. Replace Quinoa with Rice
Quinoa is a South American seeds that just taste like rice. One cup of quinoa has 15 percent less carbohydrates, 60 percent more proteins and 25 percent more fibers as compare to rice. Quinoa can help in lowering blood cholesterol where as rice is highly rich in carbohydrates.
9. Replace Popcorns with Chips
Tortilla Chips are healthier than potato chips but popcorns are better snack then the chips because chips contain carbohydrates in it. Popcorns have 80 percent less saturated fats and double fiber in it.
10. Try to Use Fat Free Yogurt Instead of Cream
Whether it’s used as a garnish or in a sauce, sour cream adds a shot of saturated fat to otherwise heart-healthy meals. To cut out that excess fat without sacrificing taste or texture, swap the sour cream with no-fat Greek yogurt—one of the world’s healthiest foods. Just about any recipe that calls for sour cream can be made with Greek yogurt instead of using butter to grease the pan while cooking, try olive oil or white wine vinegar.