This recipe is great for reducing blood cholesterol
1 medium eggplant
2 medium zucchini
2 fresh Roma tomatoes
4 x 5 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
Sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Fresh basil leaves
Photo courtesy of Brenda Booth
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the eggplant into ¾” thick slices. Slice zucchini into lengths. Slice tomatoes thickly. Pat chicken breast dry and season with sea salt and pepper. Place four pieces of eggplant on the baking sheet. Add slices of tomatoes and zucchini. Add basil as well. Top with chicken.
2. Place in preheated 350 degrees F oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from oven. Place on serving platter.
Serves four people.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in your bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body needs cholesterol to work properly. However, a high level of cholesterol in your blood can cause fatty deposits to build up in your arteries and block normal blood flow. If your arteries are blocked you could have a heart attack (blocked arteries to the heart) or stroke (blocked arteries to the brain).
Most of the cholesterol in your blood is made by the liver. The rest of your blood cholesterol is affected by other factors, such as the type of food that you eat. For example, the amount of cholesterol in your blood is influenced by the total amount of fat and kind of fat in your diet. Exercise and a clean eating diet will help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL).
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