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If you have high cholesterol, make friends with fish. It's a perfect source of low-fat protein and is an easy-to-cook low cholesterol food. For these reasons, most cardiologists and heart experts strongly recommend switching from red meat to fish in order to reduce your intake of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat. Saturates (including trans-fats) are strongly implicated in atherosclerosis (clogging of arteries). The omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish are believed to increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels in the blood, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerotic heart disease.
Tuna Fish Cakes With Spinach
This makes an ideal nutrient-dense low cholesterol meal, low in fat, rich in vitamins and minerals, to satisfy any appetite and hunger pangs!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Two 6oz cans of tuna packed in water,
Recipe Cooking Method
Serve tuna fish cakes and spinach, with wedges of lemon.
Recipe Nutritional Values Per Serving
Calories: 195. Carbohydrate: 24g (dietary fiber 3.5g). Protein: 13.5g. Fat: 6g (Saturates, 1g). Cholesterol: 13mg. Folate: 130mcg. Vitamin A: 7400 IU. Vitamin C: 20mg. Iron: 4mg. Potassium: 420mg
Note: this low cholesterol recipe can be adapted for most fish, including: cod, mackerel, salmon and others. Remember, if you want to lower your blood cholesterol levels, switch from beef and other red meat to fish!
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