Pasta

There are a number of pastas available, from fresh pasta or dried pasta to vegetable pastas and rice pastas. All can be made into delicious and heart-friendly meals in minutes. Simply cook the pasta in a pot. Shred your favorite vegetables or cut them into very small pieces. Combine the vegetables with some low-sodium and …

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are quite easy to make. Simply choose healthy breads or pitas or tortillas that are low in fats and salts and choose lots of vegetables for your sandwiches. Avoid highly processed deli and sandwich meats. Instead, use lean and skinless chicken or other poultry. Instead of fats or mayonnaise on your sandwiches - which …

Salads

Even if you are not an excellent cook, you can easily create a salad that is enticing. Simply chop up some favorite salad greens (mescalin mix, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, herbs) and garnish with a few nuts. You can make your own dressing by mixing herbs (such as basil or thyme) and a squirt of …

Cooking and Cholesterol

If you want to lower your cholesterol, you will want to cook your own meals more often. This is because many restaurants add lots of fat and salt to their foods in order to cheaply add texture and taste. Convenience foods, of course, are notorious for offering poor nutrition and plenty of fat, salt, and …

All About Arteries

Arteries are muscular tubes that carry blood flow away from the heart to the tissues and organs of the body (by contrast, veins are the return path tubes). The arterial layer that is in direct contect with the flow of blood is the tunica intima, commonly called the intima. This layer is made up of …

Fresh Fruits

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Consider all the fresh fruits you may not have tried yet: • Apples (there is an almost infinite variety of these, some quite rare. Try the following varieties: • Akane, Arlet, Blushing Golden, Braeburn, Centennial Crab, Chieftain, Cortland, Empire, Empress, Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Kandil Sinap, Liberty, Mantet, Mcintosh, Mutsu, • Northern Spy, Patricia, …

Selecting your Foods

Enjoy a wide variety of foods regularly, including select cuts of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts each week. You can further keep your blood cholesterol levels low by doing the following: • Choose chicken and turkey that has the skin removed. You can keep the skin on to seal in the juices …