Cholesterol-Friendly Breakfast

Sep 9, 2019
Healthy Eating
avocado toast

Why is an egg white muffin and avocado toast my favorite cholesterol friendly breakfast meal prep options? Aside from being super simple to make, these three ingredients pack a punch against my arch nemesis, cholesterol.Here are a few things to know to maximize your cholesterol-lowering benefits of this morning's meal.

  • For your toast, use whole-wheat or whole-grain breads. These types of bread are high in fiber, which can help lower your cholesterol. You can also try low-carb varieties but be sure to check the fat and fiber on the nutrition label before choosing your favorite.
  • Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which boost HDL and lower LDL. In a 2015 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day while following a moderate-fat diet was associated with a 13.5 mg/dL drop in bad cholesterol, or LDL, levels. Several other blood measurements were also improved in the participants who consumed an avocado a day, including total cholesterol, triglycerides, small dense LDL, non-HDL cholesterol, and others.
  • Egg whites are low in cholesterol and fat. This makes them a perfect choice for anyone needing to limit cholesterol intake. who need to limit their cholesterol intake, as well as those trying to lose weight.

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