What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
Help control high cholesterol by following the MyFoodMyHealth meal plan for high cholesterol. Sign up for MyFoodMyHealth andfor as little as $7.50 per month, you'll get:
- Unlimited access to 100's of delicious, chef-created recipes - most you can prepare in less than 30 minutes
- Personalized weekly meal planner tailored for high cholesterol, plus other health conditions, allergies, and food dislikes
- All recipes include a nutritional value table
- You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks
- Time-saving weekly shopping lists, pantry basics, and online shopping resources
- Expert information on food and nutrition for high cholesterol as well as other health conditions and allergies
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Get Dietary Support for High Cholesterol with the Delicious MyFoodMyHealth Diet Plan
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The Easy Way to Follow a Diet Plan for High Cholesterol
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals that are low in cholesterol. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following the MyFoodMyHealth low cholesterol diet.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
Note: All servings contain less than 225 mg of cholesterol.
A diet for high cholesterol should be loaded with fiber and foods high in copper, chromium, flavanoids, lycopene, omega-3 fatty acids, pantothenic acid, soy isoflavones, vitamin C, and vitamin E. This heart-healthy diet will lower "bad" cholesterol and may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Note: All MyFoodMyHealth servings contain less than 225 mg of cholesterol.
Great Herbs to Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol
Great Foods to Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol
Contrary to what you may think, a diet for high cholesterol doesn't mean you have to give up all the delicious foods in life. The variety of colors, tastes and textures you can incorporate into your diet to avoid high cholesterol is almost limitless.
Chromium (Helps to break down fats, so it may help lower LDL and raise HDL cholesterol levels)
Copper (Linked to regulating cholesterol metabolism (increases in HDL, decreases in LDL))
- Lobster and crayfish
- Sunflower seeds
Fiber, soluble (Provides a source of beta glucans which interferes with the absorption and production of cholesterol)
- Beans, dried
- Peas, fresh
Flavonoids (Inhibits the production of LDL cholesterol)
- Grapefruit, white
Garlic (Has anti-athlerosclerotic effect, lowers amount of cholesterol released into bloodstream)
Lycopene (Interferes with the body's synthesis of cholesterol)
- Grapefruits, pink
Omega-3 fatty acids (Lowers cholesterol)
- Canola oil
- Oil, flaxseed
- Olive oil
Pantothenic acid (Lowers amount of lipids in the blood)
- Sunflower seeds
Soy isoflavones (Reduces low-density LDL levels)
- Soy products
Vitamin C (May prevent plaque buildup in the coronary arteries by reducing inflammation)
- Cabbage, red
- Kiwi fruit
- Peppers, bell, red
- Tangerines and other mandarins
Vitamin E (Prevents free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol)
- Brazil nuts
- Sunflower seeds
Sample Recipe for High Cholesterol
Armenian Red Lentil Soup by Jennifer Abadi
What is High Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an extremely important waxy fat like substance found in every cell, but concentrated in the brain, liver, and blood. It creates a protective sheath around the nerves, assists hormone production, and aids digestion.
Cholesterol is found in all foods derived from animal sources. When a person suffers from high cholesterol, excess cholesterol not processed by the liver or excreted continues to circulate in the bloodstream. If it oxidizes it can inflame or affect immune system activity. Eventually excess cholesterol builds up and can clog arteries, leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Types of Cholesterol
- HDL (good cholesterol)
- LDL (bad cholesterol)
Symptoms of High Cholesterol
- High cholesterol may cause angina (chest pain), heart attack, stroke, or high blood pressure
- Cholesterol may appear as yellow nodules beneath the skin of the elbows or knees, or under the eyes
Causes of High Cholesterol
- Genetic make up
- Diet rich in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol
- Diets high in processed snack foods and sweets
- Being overweight
- Lack of exercise