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Lower Cholesterol Naturally With Cheese

Posted on: February 24, 2009

Eating cheese can be heart healthy. Women who ate a serving a day (about the size of four dice) had higher HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad) than those who ate less, according to a study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Men didn’t reap the same benefits, possibly because they tend to pick cheeses with more saturated fat and salt.

Please your palate and your heart.
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Please your palate and your heart.

To please your palate and your heart:

  • Stick to part-skim. Slimmed-down versions of mozzarella, Cheddar, and other cheeses have less saturated fat but just as much taste — and you don’t have to sacrifice good-for-your-arteries calcium and essential fatty acids.
  • Skip fat-free products. Most are loaded with sodium to make up for lost flavor, and the texture’s often rubbery.
  • Go gourmet. Specialty cheeses are high in fat — but their intense flavors are satisfying, so you can more easily stick to a small serving.
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1 Response to "Lower Cholesterol Naturally With Cheese"

Great recommendations! Reduced- and low-fat cheeses are part of a heart-healthy diet. 🙂

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