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Can I Please Eat Some Meat?

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For people who are serious about reducing their bad cholesterol it is essential to minimize saturated fat intake.   It is well known that meat contains saturated fat, but is it necessary to forgo all meat?   The answer is no.   There are certain types of meat which will not significantly increase your saturated fat intake, but will still supply your body with the protein it needs (other sources of protein are fish and tofu).   Try chicken, lamb, or the few red meat exceptions available, such as eye of the round in beef, or pork tenderloin, for protein.     As an example, here is an easy and delicious pork tenderloin recipe.

Pork Tenderloin Roast with Vegetables

Ingredients

Browning:

  • 2lb (1kg) pork tenderloin
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Canola oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Sauteing:

  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

Vegetables:

  • 2 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2” (5cm) chunks
  • 2 parsnips, halved lengthwise and cut into 2” (5cm) chunks
  • 2 yellow flesh potatoes, peeled, cut into ¾” (2cm) chunks
  • 3 white turnips 2 lbs (1kg) peeled and quartered
  • 1 small celery root, peeled, halved lengthwise, quartered
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken broth

Directions:

  • Season pork with salt and pepper.
  • Brown in oil on med-high heat, turning pork frequently in a pan.
  • Remove pork from the pan and place in a slow cooker.
  • Discard all but 2 Tbsp (30ml) of fat from the pan.
  • Add onion to the pan and sauté until soft and browned.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the onion/garlic mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Add the vegetables to the slow cooker.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken broth.

Cover and let cook for 3 1/2-4 hours on low while you sip a margarita. Be sure to visit “E-book” for a comprehensive package including more diet ideas as well as other techniques and support for lowering bad cholesterol. Good Luck!


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