These breakfasts can help lower cholesterol in three ways: They keep a cap on unhealthy fats that can raise total and "bad" LDL cholesterol but shrink your "good" HDL. They deliver fiber that can cleanse your body of cholesterol. And they're chock-full of superstar foods that are powerful cholesterol fighters.
By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
2 slices whole wheat bread spread with 1 tablespoon sterol-containing margarine (such as Promise Activ Light Spread), 1 teaspoon sugar, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Serve with 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup frozen red raspberries.
356 calories, 9g fat (1.5g sat.), 6g fiber