10 Easy Food Swaps For A Tastier Low-Cholesterol Diet
Quinoa is a tasty alternative to rice
"I’m keen, you’re keen, we’re all keen on quinoa!" People with high cholesterol will be singing this tune once they realize the benefits of quinoa (pronounced "KEEN-wah"), a South American seed that serves as a tasty and healthful stand-in for rice or couscous. One cup of cooked quinoa has 15% fewer carbohydrates and 60% more protein than a comparable amount of brown rice; it also has 25% more fiber, which can help lower blood cholesterol.
For a great substitute for a rice side-dish, try Toasted Quinoa With Chiles and Corn.
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