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7 Cholesterol-Lowering Dinners

These dinners 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

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Baked Salmon
Andrew McCaul
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Baked Salmon

3 ounces baked or grilled salmon fillet with 1 teaspoon olive oil and lemon juice to taste, served with 1/2 cup cooked pearl barley prepared with low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth and 1 cup kale tossed with 2 teaspoons sterol-containing margarine (such as Promise Activ Light Spread). Have 1 cup of fat-free milk.

483 calories, 19g fat (3.5sat.), 6g fiber

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