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Cholesterol Diet: Meal Plan for Lowering Cholesterol

  By Trina Remedios  posted Aug 14th 2013 at 8:00AM IN | Avg Rating
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Cholesterol Diet: Meal Plan for Lowering Cholesterol


Festivity and celebrations are a good excuse to consume high calorie food in large quantities. This can cause a health risk as it is a known fact that consuming high cholesterol food increase your chances of heart disease. Nutritionist Neelanjana Singh from Heinz Nutri Life Clinic, Delhi has listed out an easy to follow meal plan that promises to lower cholesterol.


She says, “This is a sample diet plan for anyone who has raised cholesterol levels. These cholesterol lowering foods have been highlighted for easy identification.”

Early morning:

Tea

25- 30 g of mixed nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios)

Breakfast:

Oats porridge with skimmed milk

Legume sprouts

Apple with peel


Mid-morning snack:

Low fat yoghurt

Lunch:

Brown rice

Tofu broccoli stir fry in garlic sauce

Guava

Evening snack:


Tea/ Fresh lemonade / Buttermilk

(Bengal Gram whole) Kala chana tikki

Dinner:

(Sorghum) Jowar rotis

Soy nuggets in gravy

Sautéed beans and carrots

Note: Besides following the suggested meal plan do remember to cook in a healthy oil rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. Any of these oils fulfil the purpose and could be used in small amounts, e.g. Mustard/ Canola /Olive/ Ricebran/Sesame.

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