Hello Lovelies! In case you missed yesterday‘s post, I talked a little bit about cholesterol and how I plan to lower mine. Before dropping the topic (getting redundant, eh?) I want to share a few foods that some researchers say can naturally lower cholesterol. Since I’m eating them anyway, what better time to do it that What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)?
Snack: 15 raw almonds (Mayo Clinic mentions almonds in its article, “Cholesterol: Top five foods to lower your numbers.“)
Lunch: an apple with 1/2 can tuna in water and a 100-calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole (The fiber from the apple, the omegas in the tuna, and the healthy fats from the avocado are all big players here, though salmon is widely accepted as “better” than tuna.)
Snack: carrots and low-fat cottage cheese… but after one bite, I realized my cottage cheese had gone bad (yuck!), so I had to sub this bar instead. It’s not as healthy as the cottage cheese, but I guess I could have done worse.
Dinner: slow cooker lentil stew with cornmeal dumplings (This was good- not amazing, but good. I added some of my own extra spices and was very glad I did. I also used some heart-healthy olive oil in the dumplings. Going meat-less is definitely cholesterol friendly, especially with all the fiber in those lentils!)
Dessert: half a cup of organic chocolate ice cream… maybe not so heart healthy, but definitely heart happy!
I don’t plan on eating quite this many healthy fats on a daily basis, but I wanted to give it a whirl. However, I do plan to increase my consumption. Hopefully I’ll be able to increase my consumption of fish too, but that’s hard for someone who’s not a huge seafood fanatic… except for shrimpies. I’m always happy to have shrimpies!
- Are you eating or have you eaten anything to alleviate or cure any specific health concerns?