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Meal Plan for High Cholesterol - Diet Plan & Recipes

Help Avoid High Cholesterol with the MyFoodMyHealth Meal Plan and Diet for High Cholesterol

 

Help control high cholesterol by following the MyFoodMyHealth meal plan for high cholesterol. Sign up for MyFoodMyHealth and for as little as $7.50 per month, you'll get:

  • Unlimited access to 100's of delicious, chef-created recipes - most you can prepare in less than 30 minutes
  • Personalized weekly meal planner tailored for high cholesterol, plus other health conditions, allergies, and food dislikes
  • All recipes include a nutritional value table 
  • You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks

PLUS...

  • Time-saving weekly shopping lists, pantry basics, and online shopping resources
  • Expert information on food and nutrition for high cholesterol as well as other health conditions and allergies
  • Exclusive online access to cooking, nutrition and health tips, videos, articles, and more...

Get Dietary Support for High Cholesterol with the Delicious MyFoodMyHealth Diet Plan

For less than the cost of one cookbook you'll gain immediate access to our meal planner, recipes to help control high cholesterol, shopping lists, and more... Sign up today for a subscription to MyFoodMyHealth or view a Free Demo of the MyFoodMyHealth meal planner today.

 

 

 

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MyFoodMyHealth Online Weekly Meal Planner

The Easy Way to Follow a Diet Plan for High Cholesterol

We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals that are low in cholesterol. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following the MyFoodMyHealth low cholesterol diet.

You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.

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Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner

 

Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.

To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!

Note:  All servings contain less than 225 mg of cholesterol.

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MyFoodMyHealth Meal Plan to Control High Cholesterol

 

A diet for high cholesterol should be loaded with fiber and foods high in copper, chromium, flavanoids, lycopene, omega-3 fatty acids, pantothenic acid, soy isoflavones, vitamin C, and vitamin E. This heart-healthy diet will lower "bad" cholesterol and may reduce your risk of heart disease. 

Note:  All MyFoodMyHealth servings contain less than 225 mg of cholesterol.

Great Herbs to Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol

  • Cayenne
  • Chives
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • Fenugreek
  • Turmeric

Great Foods to Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol

Contrary to what you may think, a diet for high cholesterol doesn't mean you have to give up all the delicious foods in life. The variety of colors, tastes and textures you can incorporate into your diet to avoid high cholesterol is almost limitless.

Chromium (Helps to break down fats, so it may help lower LDL and raise HDL cholesterol levels)

  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Oysters

Copper (Linked to regulating cholesterol metabolism (increases in HDL, decreases in LDL))

  • Crab
  • Lobster and crayfish
  • Mushrooms
  • Oysters
  • Sunflower seeds

Fiber, soluble (Provides a source of beta glucans which interferes with the absorption and production of cholesterol)

  • Apples
  • Barley
  • Beans, dried
  • Carrots
  • Oats
  • Peas, fresh

Flavonoids (Inhibits the production of LDL cholesterol)

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Chocolate
  • Grapefruit, white
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranates
  • Soybeans
  • Tomatoes

Garlic (Has anti-athlerosclerotic effect, lowers amount of cholesterol released into bloodstream)

Lycopene (Interferes with the body's synthesis of cholesterol)

  • Grapefruits, pink
  • Guava
  • Tomatoes

Omega-3 fatty acids (Lowers cholesterol)

  • Canola oil
  • Oil, flaxseed
  • Olive oil
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Pantothenic acid (Lowers amount of lipids in the blood)

  • Avocados
  • Mushrooms
  • Salmon
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Yogurt

Soy isoflavones (Reduces low-density LDL levels)

  • Soy products
  • Soybeans
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu

Vitamin C (May prevent plaque buildup in the coronary arteries by reducing inflammation)

  • Cabbage, red
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Oranges
  • Peppers, bell, red
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines and other mandarins

Vitamin E (Prevents free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol)

  • Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Brazil nuts
  • Broccoli
  • Mangoes
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds
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Sample Recipe for High Cholesterol

Armenian Red Lentil Soup by Jennifer Abadi

 

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General Information on High Cholesterol

What is High Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is an extremely important waxy fat like substance found in every cell, but concentrated in the brain, liver, and blood. It creates a protective sheath around the nerves, assists hormone production, and aids digestion.

Cholesterol is found in all foods derived from animal sources. When a person suffers from high cholesterol, excess cholesterol not processed by the liver or excreted continues to circulate in the bloodstream. If it oxidizes it can inflame or affect immune system activity. Eventually excess cholesterol builds up and can clog arteries, leading to a heart attack or stroke.

Types of Cholesterol

  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • LDL (bad cholesterol)

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

  • High cholesterol may cause angina (chest pain), heart attack, stroke, or high blood pressure
  • Cholesterol may appear as yellow nodules beneath the skin of the elbows or knees, or under the eyes

Causes of High Cholesterol

  • Genetic make up
  • Diet rich in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol
  • Diets high in processed snack foods and sweets
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of exercise

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How MyFoodMyHealth Can Help You Lower High Cholesterol

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  • Our customized online meal planner uses the healing power of whole foods to help you lower high cholesterol. It takes into consideration the health conditions of everyone in your household, allowing you to serve wonderful meals that meet everyone's nutritional needs.

  • MyFoodMyHealth automatically generates a shopping list for you based on your conditions, making shopping easy.

  • Videos, cooking tips, recipes and an extensive glossary provide "the basics" you need to cook flavorful and nutritious meals.