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A Truly Sweet Heart: 5 Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol

Dr. Weil offers a handful of do-able tips to treat our own sweet heart right by cutting out bad cholesterol and pumping up goodness at mealtime. Courting our own health means reducing intake of the saturated fat prevalent in red meat and diary foods. Instead substitute soy protein for animal protein and prefer low- or non-fat dairy. Too it means avoiding trans fat, often labeled “partially hydrogenated oil,” altogether by choosing baked or air-popped snack foods. We love our heart best by drinking green tea daily, regularly using fresh garlic in recipes and eating plenty of fiber. Weil’s favorite fiber foods include bran, oats, barley, freshly ground flaxseed plus peas, carrots and citrus fruits.


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