Handy ways to decrease fat in your diet
Current recommendations highlight the importance of controlling fat and cholesterol in your diet, in order to decrease the chance of developing problems such as heart disease or stroke. Yet, we all struggle to make the changes that we need! The best way to improve your lifestyle is to make small, gradual changes that you can keep up for the long-term. Another big challenge for people is actually enjoying the changes that you make to your diet. To help you make healthy choices, and to celebrate the beauty of food in life, here are five recommendations of what to eat and how to cook that can make a difference in your cholesterol:
-Use vegetable oils, such as canola or olive oil.
-Choose cheeses made from non-fat milk, such as mozzarella and ricotta cheese, as many other cheeses are high in fat. Low-fat cheeses work too!
-Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
-Choose whole-grain breads, cereals, pastas and rice.
-Use herbs or no-oil marinades to flavor foods, and make your own salad dressings, gravies and sauces at home with low-fat ingredients.