Tips for Cooking Low-cholesterol Meals
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What you eat and how you prepare your food can make a big difference in your health.

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Many of your favorite recipes can be made healthier simply by substituting lower-fat ingredients. To reduce the cholesterol and fat in your diet, we've put together the following cooking tips to help you get started.

If you cannot bring your LDL - the bad cholesterol - down to a healthy level by reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol you eat, add food products such as margarines and salad dressings that lower cholesterol. Look for the brand name Benecol. This product contains substances called plant stanols. In tests, stanols have been shown to help lower cholesterol.