Best Foods for High Cholesterol | Healthy Recipes

Best Foods for High Cholesterol | Healthy Recipes

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Be it any condition, a healthy diet is a road to fast recovery. Watch this video for some quick and easy recipes to help you recover from High Cholesterol!

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High Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a condition in which there is an increased level of LDL in the blood. Also known as bad cholesterol, LDL leads to formation of plaque inside the walls of the arteries making them less elastic, obstructing the flow of blood and finally increasing the risk of heart attack.

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Food groups to consume in high cholesterol:

1. Fiber: Lowers cholesterol absorption in blood stream

Foods to consume: Oats, barley, beans, apples, pears, prunes and strawberries

2. Omega 3: Lowers LDL levels

Foods to consume: Fatty fish like salmon, tuna & foods like flax seeds, walnuts & almonds

3. Mono saturated fats:

Foods to consume: Olive oil & avocados

4. Garlic contains allicin, which is known to fight LDL & should
also be included in diet

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Recipes based on the above food groups:

Recipe 1: Strawberry oats smoothie

1. Put 8-10 strawberries in a blender
2. Add 2 tbsp oats in it
3. Add 2 tbsp flax seeds
4. Now add 1 cup low fat yogurt
5. Finally, add 2 tsp honey
6. Blend them all together
7. Pour it in a glass & serve chilled

You can have this drink along with your breakfast or keep it for the evenings when you feel a little hungry

Recipe 2: Fish

1. Take about 150g of fish fillet (you can take salmon or tuna)
2. Slit it horizontally on both sides
3. Now we are going to make the seasoning –
4. Take 1 tbsp coriander
5. Add to it 2 chopped green chillies
6. Add 2 cloves of garlic
7. Add a pinch of red chilli powder
8. Add a pinch of cumin powder
9. Some salt
10 . Grind these together
11. Apply this paste on the fish
12. Let the fish marinate for 15-20 min
13. Take a banana leaf & apply 1 tsp olive oil on it
14. Wrap the fish in this leaf
15. We are going to steam it for 20-25 min
16. Once steamed, remove the leaf
17. Sprinkle some lemon juice on the fish
18. Serve this hot

You can have this for dinner or lunch

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Tips:

• Avoid egg yolks, red meat, prawns and crabs
• Avoid fried foods & bakery products
• Minimize intake of butter, lard, margarine and clarified butter

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The above recipes have been developed in consultation with a nutritionist. However, these are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a trained health professional. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Consult your physician before adopting the suggestions in this video, as well as about any condition that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Refer to the terms of use on our website http://www.homeveda.com.

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