Cholesterol-Lowering Breakfast Options
As the most important meal of the day, breakfast should not be skipped. You’ve starved your body all night while sleeping and need to nourish it right away. Starting with a healthy, low-cholesterol meal will set the tone for your day and give you the energy you need to stay refreshed and alert. Here are some cholesterol-lowering breakfast options: - Anything with lots of fiber, such as whole grain toast, oatmeal, and apples. Fiber offers lots of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals. It also makes you feel fuller longer, so you’ll avoid that pre-lunch snacking. Try: Cook one cup of oats and add some baked apples to the top of it for a sweet finish. The apples also provide a different texture. -Skip the egg yolks and just go for the egg whites or egg substitute. The yolk of an egg contains all the cholesterol, but the whites offer protein and you don’t need to worry about the cholesterol. Try: Cook an egg white omelet and add in spinach and any other vegetables you like. Spinach will make this even more protein packed. -Change out the regular bacon for turkey bacon. Just two strips is enough and they add 12 grams of protein and contain a low 89 calories. Try: Toast two pieces of whole wheat bread and add the turkey bacon in the middle, along with lettuce and tomato slices. You have a healthy and filling BLT. -If you must have cereal, look for ones that offer high fiber. Try: Instead of regular milk, switch to soy or almond milk. Additionally, you should follow up your breakfast with supplements. A multi-vitamin and a cholesterol-lowering tablet are best. Weider’s Red Yeast Rice Plus is a natural herbal product with phytosterols, which may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.* It also contains marine phytoplankton for greater absorption and faster results. *
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.