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Nourishing Low-Cholesterol Snack Ideas for Seniors

by | Jan 28, 2024 | Food & Nutrition, Lifestyle & Wellness

Embarking on our golden years entails a renewed focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with dietary choices emerging as a priority in senior’s everyday activities. This is particularly important for Singapore seniors keen on managing their cholesterol levels effectively. This article will explore delightful, heart-healthy snack ideas that seniors can make or purchase easily! These snack suggestions are low in cholesterol and promise to be a flavorful addition to seniors’ palates, striking a harmonious balance between taste and cardiovascular well-being. Low-cholesterol snacks include foods known to improve your body’s cholesterol levels. Foods high in soluble or plant foods like fruits and vegetables help your body prevent cholesterol absorption. To make your low-cholesterol snack list, focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and plant-based proteins. If you don’t think a heart-healthy diet can be delicious, these low-cholesterol snacks will change your mind.

 

Apple Slices with Walnuts

For those times when you don’t have time to whip up a homemade snack, keep it quick and simple with the basics. An apple with a handful of walnuts has about 267 calories and is rich in soluble fiber for a cholesterol-busting treat. The fiber and healthy fats will also keep you full until dinner.

 

Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix

Make healthy snacking easier and way more delicious when you keep a large mason jar of nuts and seeds trail mix on your kitchen counter. The nuts and seeds are linked with lower cholesterol levels; the fruit and dark chocolate add heart-healthy antioxidants. Consider portion sizes when reaching for a handful; one-third cup contains 336 calories, 25 grams of fat and 11 grams of protein.

 

Fruit Smoothie with Almond Milk

Craving something sweet in the afternoon? Toss some frozen berries, sliced banana and almond milk in the blender for a mid-afternoon treat. The healthy fats from the almond milk and antioxidants from the berries can lower LDL cholesterol. A cup of this simple smoothie contains about 162 calories.

 

Avocado 

Avocado is a rich source of unsaturated fat, which has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol. It can be eaten or added to your meals, fruit and salad bowls.

 

Chickpeas

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are loaded with fiber and plant protein. When roasted, they become a great crunchy, heart-healthy snack option. Simply toss cooked chickpeas with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and then spread them evenly on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Roast them at 400°F (200°C) for about 30 minutes or until crispy. For added flavour, you can season them with dried spices such as curry powder, paprika, lemon zest, or black pepper

 

Steamed Dumplings with Lean Fillings

Dim sum is a beloved part of Singaporean cuisine; seniors can enjoy it while keeping cholesterol levels in check. Opt for steamed dumplings with lean fillings such as chicken, shrimp, or vegetables. Dim sum favourites like har gow and siew mai can be found in healthier variations, offering the same delightful taste with less saturated fat.

 

Traditional Kueh with a Healthy Twist

Singaporean seniors can still enjoy their favourite kueh with a healthier spin. Opt for steamed versions instead of fried, and choose those made with whole grains or brown rice flour. 

 

In conclusion, these low-cholesterol options allow seniors to embark on a delicious, heart-healthy snacking journey. From fresh tropical fruits to revamped traditional kueh and nutrient-packed nuts and seeds, there’s no need to compromise on flavour when prioritising cardiovascular health. Seniors can do their part towards a healthier, happier life by making mindful choices and incorporating these snacks into their daily routine. 

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