Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women, making it more important than ever to consider how lifestyle, including the foods and dishes prepared in the kitchen, can impact heart health and celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffman has great tips to cook in a healthier way without sacrificing taste.
“My favorite recipes are the perfect combination of healthy and delicious, and sometimes a simple ingredient swap can make it easier to eat right,” said Chef Hoffmann. “A new study shows Mazola® Corn Oil lowers total cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil, making it my go-to oil. Mazola® Corn Oil is versatile and mild tasting, so it’s perfect for everyday meals.”
3 steps to healthier cooking
Ingrid Hoffmann offers the following tips to kick healthy cooking into high gear this American Heart Month and beyond:
- Add Color. Incorporating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables like spinach, tomatoes and peppers into a meal doesn’t only make the plate look more appetizing, but can add nutritional value.
- Downsize your plate. Ditch the giant dinner plate for something more moderately sized to stick to proper portions. This can help stop overeating and the pressure to clean one’s plate.
- Swap pantry staples. Choose cooking oils with added health benefits. Mazola® Corn Oil not only lowers total and LDL “bad” cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil, but it is ideal for sautéing, grilling and baking, making it a cooking must-have no matter your favorite dish.
Photos: courtesy of Mazola.