08 October 2012

Snacking cuts cholesterol

Need to watch your cholesterol? Cut your portion sizes and eat more often, experts say.


Need to watch your cholesterol? Cut your portion sizes and eat more often. Oxford University researchers found that people who ate five or six times a day had a five percent lower total cholesterol count and were 45 percent more likely to be able to sustain their target weight, than people who ate only once or twice a day.

Take action:
Kick-start your day with a fruit smoothie; eat some breakfast cereal an hour or so later; make sure you eat a sturdy lunch (include fish or skinless chicken and lots of fruit and veggies); snack on something healthy (e.g. rice cakes with low-fat cottage cheese) during mid-afternoon; and eat a light supper before 7 pm




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