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Over the past couple of decades there has been a growing concern about fats, high blood cholesterol levels and the diseases caused by it. We receive huge number of letters, e-mails from our members asking one common question, ‘Has cholesterol got anything to do with heart disease - or any other disease? And even if it has, will a change of diet be beneficial?
While some cholesterol is needed for good health, too much cholesterol in our blood can raise our risk of having a heart attack. Anyone can develop high blood cholesterol regardless of age or sex; there are some who can be genetically predisposed to high blood cholesterol. Thus it is important to keep a check on your cholesterol levels. As always said “Earlier the Better”, taking early precautions like avoiding saturated fats and cholesterol rich foods, eating high fiber foods and exercising can help regulate your blood cholesterol levels.
This section of “Low Cholesterol Recipes” is for all those who want to start early and also for those who are already on a low cholesterol diet as they have high blood cholesterol levels or any other heart problem. Delicious recipes are planned by strictly avoiding the use of fatty foods like butter, cheese, processed foods that increase blood cholesterol and sodium levels. While foods that help to reduce cholesterol like oats, whole cereals, fruits, veggies, sprouts, olive oil, flax seeds etc have been included to aid in blood cholesterol management. Try your hand at recipes like Broccoli Broth; Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi; Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad, Flax Seed Shakarpara, Kaddu Palak ki Roti and so on.
Happy and healthy cooking for your heart!
11 Jan 12
Anti Cholesterol Shake by Tarla Dalal
A combination of orange, papaya and banana blended together to make a filling drink that beats cholesterol! This unusual combination of fruits is rich in potassium, vitamin C and fibre. Banana is an excellent source of potassium, the deficiency of which is associated with the change in the normal ....
17 Nov 10
Apple Crumble by Tarla Dalal
Apple Crumble... that’s a delicacy our hearts would crumble at the sight of. The fruity aroma of stewed apples together with the intense aroma of cinnamon makes one feel giddy with delight. If this indulgence has been banned from your menu, as it is laden with refined flour, butter, sugar and other ....
26 Nov 13
Apple Cucumber Juice by Tarla Dalal
Fibre-rich apples and juicy cucumber make a light and invigorating juice that helps to detoxify the body and keep your skin glowing all day!
23 Aug 11
Apricot Stew with Vanilla Custard by Tarla Dalal
Warm, smooth, stewed apricots, topped with low-fat chilled custard and garnished with heart-friendly walnuts, this mouth-watering dessert is one of the best treats that a person with hyper cholesterol levels can enjoy.
Apricots, with their naturally rich flavour and texture get all the more en ....
17 Nov 10
Asparagus Soup by Tarla Dalal
A soothing soup of onions, potatoes and asparagus fortified with nutritious vegetable stock, the Asparagus Soup has a very creamy feel about it, thanks to being boiled with low-fat milk. Asparagus is a great soup ingredient as it is a low-calorie vegetable with a good amount of fibre, which helps to ....
20 Aug 11
Babycorn, Bean Sprouts and Cucumber Salad with Lemony Basil Dressing by Tarla Dalal
These colourful vegetables are dressed in a delicious garlic and basil flavoured dressing. The lemon and basil dressing in this salad serves as an excellent source of vitamin c which further aids in the absorption of iron from our diet. If you cannot find fresh basil, substitute it with ¼ teaspoon o ....
18 Jun 16
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
10 Oct 14
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
26 Nov 12
Baked Methi Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally muthias are either steamed or fried, but I have baked them here with just a teaspoon of oil and ended up with splendid results. A tasty way to get a light baked snack on the table in a jiffy. Fenugreek (methi) leaves used enrich this recipe with vitamin A, iron and calcium. These methi ....
14 Mar 15
Baked Oats Puri by Tarla Dalal
Puris, plain or stuffed, baked or fried, are a snack that Indians cannot live without! Here is a version that you can binge on, without any guilt. Made using fibre-rich oats, the Baked Oats Puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic paste and kasuri methi too. Baking instead of deep-frying the puri ....
03 Jan 15
Baked Palak Methi Puris by Tarla Dalal
Low fat puris? Absolutely! This non-traditional way of making puris is not only delicious, but it makes them rich in vitamin A and iron.
26 Nov 12
Barley and Corn Salad by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
25 Jun 14
Bean and Capsicum Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Protein rich rajma and chick peas tossed with roasted capsicum and Indian spices to perfection. Generously loaded with protein, fibre and other important nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin C, this salad is an all-in-one treat for healthy skin as well as strong bones, hair and teeth.
10 Oct 14
Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad by Tarla Dalal
A light and colourful way to begin lunch! Suva, tomatoes and bean sprouts combine beautifully with salt and lemon juice in this tangy, crunchy Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad. Suva is an excellent source of iron, while bean sprouts and tomatoes are rich sources of vitamin C which helps to absorb ....
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