These healthy lunches can help lower cholesterol in three ways: They keep a cap on unhealthy fats that can raise total and "bad" LDL cholesterol but shrink "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 cups mixed greens topped with one 3-ounce pouch white albacore tuna, along with 2 tablespoons each sunflower seeds, dried cherries, and light balsamic vinaigrette. Have with 2 fiber crackers (such as Wasa), spread with 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light cheese, and 1 medium apple.
495 calories, 16g fat (3.5g sat.), 12g fiber