In lieu of my typical recipe post, we’ll be talking about my health today. Why is this important, aside from the fact that not eating healthy can kill me? Well, mainly because it’s going to change the recipes I post on this here little blog. But that’s a good thing, trust me, because I can’t stand bland food, so I’ll be finding ways to make healthy good-for-you-food taste great. Hey, it’s what I do.
So my arteries are getting clogged up. That’s what high cholesterol does to you, which puts you at risk for heart disease. Awesome! But here’s the kicker….high cholesterol is 240 mg/dL and higher; mine is at 1900+. Wait, WTF? Yeah. Shouldn’t I be dead?
So here are the things I can’t eat anymore with my notes attached:
Butter, margarine and shortening - um, WTF? How am I supposed to cook and bake now?
Coconut and palm oils - not a problem! They aren’t in my diet to begin with.
Cheese – But I LOVE cheese!!! *pouts*
French fries – don’t care much for these anyway
Doughnuts – *gasps*
Whole milk – looks like I’m going back to 1% milk
Cookies – are you fucking kidding me???
On the plus side, olive oil, avocado, walnuts & almonds (neither of which I eat), sunflower seeds (along with sesame and pumpkin seeds), and seafood along the lines of salmon, mackerel, and herring are IN.
And on top of this, I essentially need to switch to a low carb diet with anti-inflammatory foods. Hey! Avocado is an anti-inflammatory food! Homemade guacamole, here I come!
Time to start looking up recipes….and of course, modifying them.