4 Low Cholesterol Diet Time Savers

A low cholesterol diet can seem easy when you have a lot of time to devote to cooking, but when you get busy with work and family commitments, it is easy for your dieting efforts to fade away. Here are some time savers that can keep you on your low cholesterol diet and improve your health:

Tip #1: Cook Ahead of Time

By designating a day or two weekly to cook foods for the week, you can save time and add variety to your diet. Cook in bulk and freeze leftover portions for a later date.

Tip #2: Keep Plenty of Fruits and Veggies On Hand

An integral part of any low-fat diet, fruits and veggies contain vitamins and minerals, and they are made up of fiber that can help lower your cholesterol. They make a great healthy snack and should be included in your low cholesterol diet. 

Tip #3: Salads are Simple

Add flaxseed, fruit, or walnuts to your salad to help lower your cholesterol, and dress up the salad in something special (and low fat). Salads are easy to throw together quickly, and they are a great, healthy meal for anytime of the day.

Tip #4: Stock Up on Snacks

Keeping heart healthy snacks on hand for when hunger strikes is one of the easiest ways to stick to a low cholesterol diet. It is easy to give into vending machine food when your stomach is calling. Instead, answer it with nuts, fruit, or whole wheat pretzels to curb your hunger until lunchtime, and remain on your low cholesterol diet.

Follow these tips, and stay on track with your low cholesterol diet, even when you get busy with daily life.


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  • Stephen Guy-Clarke

    Try the Mediterranean Style Diet which comprises pulses, fresh fruit, wholegrains, vegetables, fish, olive oil, and moderate daily wine consumption. It is low in saturated fat but high in monosaturated fatty acids. People who follow a Mediterranean Diet tend to have higher HDL cholesterol levels. The Mediterranean Diet consists of a healthy balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. In a long term study of 423 patients who suffered a heart attack, those who followed a Mediterranean Style Diet had a 50 per cent to 70 per cent lower risk of recurrent heart disease compared with controls who received no special dietary counselling.