This is a recipe that my friend recently gave to me. She made this recipe to use as a snack for her husband who is a diabetic, and also has to watch his cholesterol. It is very good and very good for you.
**Note: Konsyl is a sugar free 100% Psyllium Fiber product available at the pharmacy. This is added because most people do not get enough fiber in their diet.
Stir the liquids into the dry mixture thoroughly, making sure they are all moistened. Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick spray, and pat the dough evenly in the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool and cut in squares.
To get the health benefits, be sure to use whole wheat flour (preferably stone ground), and the Konsyl. Do not substitute or omit these ingredients.
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I need recipes for people with high cholesterol.
Make recipes from tuna, sardines and salmon canned in oil, since the oil contains omega 3, which is a vital oil for treating cholesterol (you can also take omega 3 tablets). Add to your fish cans a variety of dark green leaves such as red cabbage, spinach, parsley, etc. Avoid frying food and opt for baking instead. Use ripe avocado as a substitute to butter your whole grain bread sandwiches. Bake red potatoes in their skin. Avoid fatty sweets and opt for fruits instead. And remember that some cholesterol is heredity.
Get a vegan cookbook. Vegan has no animal products at all. Vegetarian can include eggs and cheese (which you don't want).
Become acquainted with tofu and tempeh (health food store).
See if you can buy a certain type of butter in the supermarket designed especially to treat this. Also, my mum had high cholesterol, and I told her to eat half a raw onion every day. Her cholesterol levels dropped! You can also look for cholesterol-lowering tablets in the vitamin section of your supermarket or health shop. Failing that, a doctor can prescribe stuff for you. The most important thing is your diet - cut back on fats ASAP!
I am looking for recipes to help lower cholesterol.
By Es from Riyadh
My husband had high cholesterol but I didn't; yes we eat the same foods so not all is due to food but how your body processes and deals with fat and cholesterol in the body. Also my dog had high cholesterol and this worked for her too - oatmeal. Now it didn't take their cholesterol into normal levels but it took a huge chunk out. I did other things for my dog but that's a different post.
My husband's diet is relatively good - no fried foods, barely any meat, no dairy to speak of except yogurt, never any boxed or processed foods and already took fish oil so it was hard to make dietary changes so he didn't have to take medication.
So what we did was made more changes: Worked hard to made veggies the focus of our lives, especially beans. I incorporate beans and mushrooms in place of meat in most meals. He now snacks on fruit and avocado when in season is our best friend. The question we both ask is how can we eat more plant based foods today?
What he also did was get back in the gym and committed to going. He has stuck with it and with all the changes made, his levels are now within the normal range.
Something to keep in mind though is that this was not easy. But he wanted it and opened his mind to eating new foods and eating old foods in a new way. When once he would shy away from Brussels sprouts, he now asks when can we have Brussels sprouts. I guess what I'm saying is that it's a big commitment if you don't want to be on medication. It's a real life style change that you have to want to make. I know I didn't give you any recipes, but the bottom line is this: Follow a plant based diet as much as you can. If you want meat, make it an accent not the main part of your meal. Exercise.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for some recipes for people who are trying to lower their cholesterol?