Health Tip: Watch Your Cholesterol When Dining Out02/28/13
(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lower your cholesterol,
choose your menu options carefully when dining out.
The Cleveland Clinic suggests following these guidelines when
ordering meals at restaurants:
- Choose dishes that are roasted, baked, grilled, stir-fried (in
water or broth), broiled, poached or steamed instead of fried.
- Choose low-fat substitutions for high-fat foods; request
steamed vegetables instead of fries; skip toppings like butter and
- Order a broth-based soup as an appetizer, and place your order
before others so you aren't tempted.
- Cut the fat off of meat; choose seafood, chicken or lean
- Don't add salt to your food, and remember to eat slowly so you
don't overeat and feel too full.
- Choose fresh fruit for dessert.
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