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Sweet Potato and Apple Salad

Sweet Potato and Apple Salad

Instead of using heavy mayonnaise and white potatoes, opt for fat-free sour cream and sweet potatoes, which are a great source of potassium, dietary fiber and many vitamins. With the added diced apples, this salad is the perfect balance of hearty, crunchy and sweet.

Diet Plan to Lower Cholesterol and Lose Weight

Healthy Meal Plan for Lowering Cholesterol

Many people ask: “Why bother with diet? I can lower my cholesterol with pills alone.” Sure, drugs like statins can reduce cholesterol. But following a heart-healthy diet, or adding heart-healthy eating to your statin regimen, may lower your cholesterol even more, research has found. Plus, a heart-healthy lifestyle can help clean up virtually all modifiable risk factors for heart disease, not just high cholesterol.

6 Low-Sodium Soup Recipes

Heart Healthy Soup Recipes

It’s shocking how much salt (sodium-chloride) is packed into soups. At Panera, a cup of Garden Vegetable Soup has 750 milligrams of sodium. That’s half what the American Heart Association says we should have for the entire day. A can of Campbell’s “Healthy Request” Chicken Noodle Soup has 820 milligrams of sodium. Healthy? Not even close. And these salt licks are not outliers. They’re typical in America.

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