Replace carbs with cauliflower, Marchand suggests. The vegetable is high in vitamin C and dense with nutrients that lower cholesterol.
Try: Cauliflower-crusted pizza, mashed cauliflower (in place of mashed potatoes) or roasted cauliflower
This starch is high in iron and vitamin A, and has anti-inflammatory benefits, Marchand says. They’re much healthier than regular potatoes and keep you feeling full longer.
Try: Baked or mashed sweet potatoes. “If you cook the sweet potatoes in the oven, they’ll last a week,” Marchand says.
Garlic helps to lower triglycerides and cholesterol while reducing inflammation, Marchand says. It’s also a great antioxidant.
Try: Garlic mashed cauliflower or quinoa-stuffed peppers with garlic
This fruit helps to lower cholesterol levels while its high vitamin C content helps prevent infection and improve overall health.
Try: Grapefruit with an egg or oatmeal for breakfast, or grapefruit with nuts for an afternoon snack
Three healthy snacks to curb an afternoon craving
1) 1/3 cup hummus with carrots, cucumbers and celery
2) 6 ounces of Greek yogurt with six almonds
3) 1/3 cup of edamame