Journalist Jill U. Adams recently interviewed me for a Washington Post article about the role food plays in managing health.
Her article was just published: Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs. The article’s opening line and premise mirror the Going Lo-Co philosophy: “If you have a chronic health condition—and about 60 percent of Americans live with at least one—you can use food to help manage your problem.”
Also interviewed were Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Donald Hensrud and registered dietician Marla Heller. Both have published books about the role diet plays in managing health.
To naturally lower cholesterol, the most important food choice you can make is to reduce saturated fat and trans fat. That’s straight from the American Heart Association’s article, Prevention and Treatment of High Cholesterol. That article goes on to say that, “Reducing these fats means limiting your intake of red meat and dairy products made with whole milk.”
So what is a burger-loving person with high cholesterol to do? Many people are giving the new plant-based “burgers” a try. And for good reason: In concept the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat’s ‘Beyond Burger’ seem like a good idea as they are made from plants and have no animal fat.
I’m excited to announce that I have a new cholesterol book coming out in 2019!
The 30-minute Low-Cholesterol Cookbook: 125 Satisfying Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle is available NOW for pre-order on Amazon! It will be officially be available for purchase in bookstores everywhere on September 24th.
Here’s a peek at what’s in store:
In the first chapter, I explain what cholesterol is and and how food and exercise can help lower it naturally.
I’ve included TIPS for how to stick with healthy-eating.
There are POINTERS for how to select heart-healthy dishes when dining out.
My friend Lisa makes the perfect summer salad: it’s colorful, crunchy, light and refreshing. Those who don’t love traditional green salads (like me) love it…and those who do love salad love it too. In fact, some of my friends even mixed this crunchy slaw/salad with a green salad!
Crunchy Ramen Cabbage Salad is a great lo-co side dish. It’s heart-healthy as it’s just veggies with cholesterol-lowering almonds and a zippy dressing made with heart-healthy oil. And it’s easy to make AND easy to bring to a picnic or pot luck. Plus if you take the time to slice up red cabbage (which is easier than I imagined) this red salad looks great on a summer table.