10 Easy Food Swaps for a Tasty Low-Cholesterol Diethealth

10 Easy Food Swaps for a Tasty Low-Cholesterol Diet

Here are some simple substitutions you can make to the food you already eat to help fight cholesterol and have a little fun. Higher intakes of highly processed carbohydrates are associated with higher levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol, says the National Library of Medicine (NLM). For a healthier salad, replace your croutons (which can be high in unhealthy fats and highly processed carbohydrates) with walnuts, which are high in polyunsaturated fat -- a good fat that can lower LDL while boosting HDL (aka good cholesterol). The NLM advises that moderate amounts of polyunsaturated (and monounsaturated) fat in place of saturated and trans fats can benefit your health..