Keeping "bad" cholesterol low can be a challenge. Make it easier with these healthy, low-cholesterol recipes for tasty soups, sides, main dishes, and so much more.See Popular Low Cholesterol Recipes
Trans fats have gotten a bad rap -- and for good reason. They don't just raise bad cholesterol levels like saturated fats do, they also perversely manage to lower good cholesterol levels, which dramatically increases risk for heart disease. But what are trans fats anyway? Although you'll find low levels of trans fatty acids wherever you find saturated fats (in butter and meat, for example), there aren't really enough naturally occurring trans fats to get anyone eating a balanced diet into too much trouble. Where you can get into trouble is with processed trans fats, which are made byread more
Nutrition experts tell us that half of every plate of food we eat should be either fruits or vegetables. Even for the most veggie-loving among us, that percentage can sound daunting. Because let's face it: to most of us, vegetables are a side dish, an after thought -- if they even make it to the table at all. Yet you just can't discount how good vegetables are for you; from asparagus to zucchini, they're loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, while generally being low in fat and cholesterol. And they're filling, too, which means you're less likely to findread more
Healthy and delicious is what everybody wants to eat these days. Why not? There's no reason food that's good for you can't taste good, too.
Most of us spent -- and ate -- more than we anticipated over the holidays. We need look no further than this list, created by dieticians Laura Stadler and Barry Swanson, to get our budgets and waistlines back. Behold, the Top Ten Healthiest Foods for under $1! (As an added bonus, we've linked to healthy recipes that feature each.) Resolve to incorporate these foods into your weekly meal plans, and you and your wallet should be back in shape in no time for a happy new year indeed! 1. Lentils -- At 11 cents per serving, lentilsread more
Insert whole fresh herbs into the base of the volcano to create grass!
Monopolies are a bad thing, even at the kitchen table. Why allow one side dish, such as rice, to dominate your dinners? After all, there are many delicious alternatives, and one perfect example is barley.
Even people who don't usually like squash have a soft spot for the acorn squash. The ribbed, dark-green skin of this winter squash hides a bright orange interior that is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol but packed with nutrition, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, thiamin and magnesium. It's also high in fiber. There are a variety of opinions about how to cook acorn squash. Some people like the old-fashioned method of slicing the squash in half, removing the seeds, filling the cavity with brown sugar and butter and baking it cut-side up. Others like to drizzle honey or maple syrup in the cavity after brushing the squash with melted butter.
Don't you just love all those studies that tell us chocolate is actually good for us? Good for our blood pressure and our cholesterol, reducing our risk of diabetes and even aiding to weight loss? Um, they had us at "chocolate."
Let the whole family get wrapped up in making this dish by having everyone roll the "presents" before baking.
Experiment with different herbs for this recipe, any green herb will do!