2 Servings a day of fruits and vegetables can lower your cholesterol by 10 to 15%! Using plant sterols can lower cholesterol by 15% and the more you do, the greater the effect it has.
Some of the food items that cause High Cholesterol:
Shell Fish: Shrimp, Oysters, Mussels, Crab, Lobster and Clams.
High Fat Dairy: Cream Cheese, Ice Cream, Butter,
High Fat Meats: Duck, Goose, Bacon
But did you know that you can off set these unhealthy cholesterol foods by including the following foods in your diet?
Oatmeal, Oat Bran and high fiber foods (3 recipes available)
Recipe: Oat Cake and Spinach with Horseradish Sauce
Oat and Almond Breakfast Bars
White House Honey-Oat Muffins
Fish and Omega 3 fatty Acids found in Flax Seeds and nut oils
Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts(3 recipes available)
Recipes: Orange and Almond Green Beans
Beans and Lentils (3 recipes available)
Recipes: Lentil Tabbouleh
Warm Lentil Salad with Seared White Fish
Chicken and White Bean Chili
Fruits: Blueberries, Strawberries, Oranges, Kiwi, Apples, Avocados (3 recipes available)
Recipes: Cold Avocado Soup
Avocado, Orange and Red Onion Salad
Recipes: Spiced Blueberry Soup
Whole Grains and Seeds: Barley, Brown Rice, Sunflower Seeds (3 recipes available)
Recipes: Toasted Barley and Chicken Pilaf
Hearty Mushroom-Barley Soup
Barley and Grilled-Vegetable Salad
Vegetables especially Broccoli
Red Wine – 1/4 cup a night…any more will cancel the effect.
Spices: Cinnamon, Garlic
As you can see, there are many more foods that fight Cholesterol then create it! So there are a lot of choices that can be made in getting healthy.
A Plant based diet can greatly reduce the impact of many diseases including High cholesterol, Diabetes and heart disease, especially when paired with exercise and good sleeping habits. Vegetarian and Vegan diets have more plant sterols available in their foods, so most disease is excluded in their life time. On average, vegetables contain 5 to 40mgs of Plant sterols with Whole Grain Cereals having the highest amounts of sterols.
There are many healthy food choices available today, so you don’t have to decide that Fast Food is the only choice you have. Jamba Juice offers a huge healthy menu and that includes a Vegan menu as well. If you want to save money on healthcare, lose some weight and get healthy, Jamba Juice is the easiest choice you’ll make! Smoothies that include not only Fruits, but vegetables as well, Flat Breads, Wraps, Oatmeal and Whole Grain Breads…Get in line!