Heart-Smart Eating

Heart-Smart Eating

Christy Epstein

FOR OMNIVORES

If a doctor has told you that your cholesterol level is high, get more facts about the good, the bad, and the ugly world of lipoproteins and triglycerides at HeartCenterOnline [heartcenteronline.com].

Once armed with information, you likely will swear off double cheeseburgers for good. But don’t fret—Double-Cheese Meat Loaf awaits at Cooking Light [cookinglight. com], where flavor replaces fat.

It’s a cinch to plan delectable meals using the American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisions [deliciousdecisions.org].

FOR VEGETARIANS

WebMD Health: Dean Ornish M.D.’s Lifestyle Program [my. webmd.com/medcast_channel_ toc/3068] is designed to combat heart disease through nutrition and exercise. Check the Virtual Gourmet for video clips of top chefs preparing truffle stew and other sumptuous veggie fare.

VegEats! [vegeats.com] links to restaurants worldwide where you can diet when out on the town.

FOR DESSERT LOVERS

With a little creativity, you won’t miss butter and cream. Stop by Lighter: Healthy Substitutions for Baking [globalgourmet.com/food/egg/egg0196/lightsub.html].

Sweet, summery delights abound at Low Fat Recipes: Desserts [low-fat-recipes.com/desserts]. The watermelon sherbet is divine.

We heartily recommend the low-fat peanut-butter s’mores at All Chocolate Recipes! [allchocolate recipes.com].

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