8 ways to eat more cholesterol reducing beans

8 of the Best Ways to Add More Cholesterol-Reducing Beans To Your Diet

Beans are one of the best (and cheapest!) things to eat if you have high cholesterol, because they’re rich in cholesterol-lowering soluble fibre. They’re also a good source of protein and contain nutrients like iron and magnesium, so eating them every day will be hugely beneficial for your health.

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Cholesterol diet plan

Delicious Cholesterol-Friendly Italian Meatballs

Beef is often avoided by those with high cholesterol because it’s high in fat. But cooking with extra lean beef mince is a great way to continue eating beef as part of a low cholesterol diet, because it only contains 2g of saturated fat per 100g.

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Cholesterol diet plan

12 Delicious Breakfasts That Will Help To Reduce Cholesterol

Breakfast is a great opportunity to fit lots of cholesterol-reducing foods into your daily diet. I try to include at least one of these in my breakfast every morning:-

  • Oats
  • Almonds/walnuts
  • Sunflower/chia seeds
  • Ground flaxseeds
  • Apples
  • Baked beans
  • Soya yoghurt
  • Avocado

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Cholesterol friendly lunches

8 Cholesterol-Friendly Ingredients That Will Transform Your Salads

I used to really hate salads and I would avoid them at all costs. As far as I was concerned, salads meant strips of bland iceberg lettuce mixed with a few chopped tomatoes, slices of cucumber and some sort of oil and vinegar dressing. If I had salad with a meal when eating out, I would invariably leave most of it and hide the remnants under my knife and fork. And I just couldn’t understand why people would want to order a salad on its own as a main meal in a restaurant – it just baffled me!

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Cholesterol friendly breakfasts

A Delicious Cholesterol-Reducing Breakfast Pancake

I love long, lazy weekend breakfasts. I eat pretty much the same thing every morning during the week, so I like trying something different on Saturdays and Sundays to keep things interesting. My current favourite is a pancake that I invented when I first found out I had high cholesterol. It’s really easy to make, and doesn’t involve much preparation, which leaves lots of time to eat, relax and enjoy not having to go to work.

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Cholesterol friendly recipes

5 Easy Cholesterol-Friendly Recipes

I love cooking, but don’t have a huge amount of time to prepare meals during the week as I commute to London every day. When I get home from work, I have about 40 mins before my husband gets home. So I like to set myself a bit of a challenge to cook a healthy meal from scratch using whatever’s in our fridge, and have it ready for when he gets home. It doesn’t always turn out brilliantly admittedly – there have been more than a few occasions when my husband has had to fake a smile when I’ve presented him with something that resembles the dog’s dinner!

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Cholesterol friendly snacks

6 Tasty Cholesterol-Friendly Snacks

Snacking is a great way to include foods in your diet that will help to lower your cholesterol, like oats, apples and beans. And eating regularly throughout the day also helps to stabilise your blood sugar and keep your metabolism ticking along.

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