2-45 Min15 Min20 MinEasyNon-Stick Skillet Nutrition Per Servingcalories 280total fat 11gsaturated fat 3gtrans fat 0gcholesterol 10mgsodium 290mgtotal carbs 25gdietary fiber 9gsugars 4gprotein 23gIngredientsInstructionsHeat oil in a small nonstick skillet over...
Your liver produces all of the cholesterol that your body needs to function, but cholesterol can also be introduced through the consumption of animal products such as eggs and meat. Do you know the kind of cholesterol you have matters a lot? Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is nicknamed as “bad” cholesterol because it can clog your arteries.
When it comes to cholesterol, the biggest challenge is to reduce the saturated fat in food, particularly through the consumption of meats. Here are a few basic tips:
• Select lean cuts of meat with minimal visible fat.
• Select lean or extra lean ground beef.
• Trim all visible fat from meat before cooking.
• Use a rack to drain off fat when broiling, roasting or baking.
• Cook a day ahead of time. Stews, boiled meat, soup stock or other dishes in which fat cooks into the liquid can be refrigerated. Later, remove the hardened fat from the top.
• When a recipe calls for browning the meat first, try browning it under the broiler instead of in a pan.
• Eat chicken and turkey rather than duck and goose, which are higher in fat. Choose white meat most often when eating poultry.
• Remove the skin from chicken or turkey before cooking. If your poultry dries out too much, first try basting with wine, fruit juices or a heart-healthy oil-based marinade. Or, leave the skin on for cooking and then remove it before eating.
• Limit processed meats such as sausage, bologna, salami and hot dogs. Many processed meats – even those with “reduced fat” labels – are high in calories and saturated fat.
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