Dr. Melina Jampolis Heart Healthy Recipes To Lower Cholesterol

Dr. Oz & Dr. Melina Jampolis Heart Healthy Recipes

Dr. Jampolis, author of Dr. Melina’s Weight Loss Journal, went over the different foods that help lower cholesterol today with Dr. Oz. Tips on Eating Right to keep our Cholesterol levels in check by eating plant sterol foods. Plus Dr. Oz’s three 10-cent solutions for the everyday health problems of gas and bloating, depression, and high blood pressure.

Plant Sterols & Dr. Oz’s Ten Cent Solutions For Depression, High Blood Pressure & Gas



Below are two of Dr. Melina Jampolis Recipes which are high in Cholesterol Lowering Plant Sterols. Applesauce Breakfast Muffins and Upside Down Taco Salad.

Plant sterols are found in foods we eat every single day which is a great way to lower cholesterol. Plant sterols foods are:

Beans, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, fruits and vegetables, that is why vegetarians tend to have lower levels of cholesterol.

Clinical Studies have shown that Plant Sterols can help in reducing the levels of LDL Bad Cholesterol up to 14%. One must have 4-5 foods to get the recommended daily dose of 2000mg of plant sterols you need each day to get that 14% reduction in cholesterol.

Plant Sterol Food Sources

There are sources of plant sterols found in spreads at your local grocery store along with many other foods that have plant sterols such, juice and milk, you can also find tortilla chips with plant sterols.

Typical breakfast foods with plant sterols would be two tablespoons of wheat germ sprinkled on your foods. Try a cholesterol lowering spread fortified with over 1000 mg of plant sterols in it. Not to worry about the taste because Dr. Oz says this spread tastes like butter. If you throw some sunflower seeds on some greek yogurt, all combined you have about 1000mg of plant sterols for breakfast.

Dr. Melina Jampolis’ Super Heart-Healthy Muffins

Dr. Melina Jampolis’s muffins are high in cholesterol-lowering plant sterols. She likes to put everything together in this heart healthy muffin recipe. Applesause muffins with wheat germ and topped with plant sterols and you get a heart healthy breakfast. By using this muffin recipe you are getting half of your daily requirement of plant sterols.

1 1/2 cups whole-wheat white flour
1 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup soymilk

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In large bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, chia seed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In medium bowl, beat egg with brown sugar, oil, applesauce and soy milk.

Mix with dry ingredients just until evenly moistened. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.

Dr. Melina Jampolis’ Upside-Down Taco Salad

Dr. Jampolis recommends this Taco Salad recipe topped of with tortilla chips!

2-3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
3/4 cup kidney beans
1/4 sliced avocado
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (or use 1/4 cup of salsa as salad dressing)
2 tbsp green pumpkin seeds
7 sterol-fortified crumbled tortilla chips

Simple Dressing
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp canola oil
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Stack ingredients in order of ingredients list. Top with crumbled tortilla chips.

For an extra kick, mix all ingredients of the simple dressing together in a small bowl. Top salad. Enjoy!