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Ask Dr. Gourmet

Would you recommend a website with healthy diets that would help to INCREASE MY HDL, good cholesterol?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

The Dr. Gourmet recipes are designed to do just what you wish -- lower total cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol and Triglycerides.

The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan meal plans are balanced with a variety of ingredients that emphasize a heart healthy diet. They are low in fat, saturated fat and higher in monounsaturated fat. Recipes do not contain trans-fats. Cholesterol and sodium are limited. The key is to maximize the flavor while working to create recipes that are healthy.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet