All Fats Are Not Created Equal
How to Cut Bad Fat and Cholesterol
- Cut cholesterol-raising fats when cooking by steaming, broiling, or poaching rather than frying. If you must fry, try pan-frying or stir-frying to cut back on fat and use healthy unsaturated fats.
- Substitute vegetable broth for oil or butter in your favorite recipes. In creamy dishes, you can still get a rich feel with low- or non-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream or cream.
- When baking, substitute some fat or oil with fruit pulp like applesauce or prune puree. You can also switch from whole to low-fat or fat-free milk.
- Swap out butter for a vegetable-oil-based spread that’s low in cholesterol. Look for one with added plant sterols for an added cholesterol-lowering bonus.