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10 Easy Food Swaps For A Tastier Low-Cholesterol Diet

Tips for making cholesterol lowering foods taste delicious, even while you're lowering your cholesterol levels.
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Ditch the butter for margarine spread

One tablespoon of butter contains more than 7 grams of saturated fat—that’s more than a third of the recommended daily value. It also contains 10% of your daily value for dietary cholesterol, which, though it isn’t as harmful as was once thought, is one of the main sources of high cholesterol (and atherosclerosis). Switch the butter with a vegetable-oil-based spread such as Smart Balance or Olivio (which also contains olive oil); you’ll be replacing a bad fat with a good fat. And instead of using butter to grease the pan while cooking, try olive oil or white wine vinegar.

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