I’ve always known that I was born into a family with high cholesterol. Regularly my check ups would include the doctor taking his regular tests, then saying, “well, you’re within the normal range for everything, but your cholesterol is pretty high for someone your age.” Thanks, bro/dudette… but it’s in my DNA.
But I decided a few weeks ago that it’s time to put a bit of focus on this gift from mom & dad, beyond the average “eat healthy, live healthy” mantra. What can I do to actively focus on lowering my cholesterol to healthier levels?
Through my research, I was able to create what is potentially the easiest of all meals to create. I now have this every morning for breakfast – it’d be just that tasty even if I didn’t have to focus on cholesterol like someone twice my age. Yummin!
1/2 cup Kroger whole grain dry oats (soluble fiber lowers your LDLs and reduces the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream)
1/4 cup Craisins or raisins (help to lower your LDLs, as well as increase fiber – plus they’re a natural low-sugar way to add some sweetness)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon (some studies have shown that a tiny bit of cinnamon both lowers blood sugar levels and LDLs, while HDLs were not impacted)
Mix all ingredients together and Boil 1 cup of water or milk on the side (I go with water to decrease my dairy intake.) Pour water or milk into bowl and let sit 2-3 minutes. Enjoy! Feel free to add almonds for extra credit, or whatever other ingredients might make sens. You’re on your way to living a healthy life full of tasty food and lower cholesterol!
Calories: 289, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 37mg, Carbohydrates: 63g, Fiber: 9g, Sugars: 30g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 17%
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