3 Tips For Heart-Healthy Cooking From Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann

Chef Ingrid HoffmannIn honor of American Heart Month this February, Mazola Corn Oil and celebrity chef and author Ingrid Hoffmann have teamed up to provide simple and delicious ways to be kind to your heart, including new and original recipes by Chef Hoffmann. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women, making it more important than ever to consider how lifestyle, including the foods and dishes prepared in the kitchen, can impact heart health.
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“My favorite recipes are the perfect combination of healthy and delicious, and sometimes a simple ingredient swap can make it easier to eat right,” said Chef Hoffmann. “A new study shows Mazola Corn Oil lowers total cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil, making it my go-to oil. Mazola Corn Oil is versatile and mild tasting, so it’s perfect for everyday meals.”New research, sponsored in part by ACH Food Companies, Inc., shows Mazola Corn Oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil. Corn oil lowered LDL cholesterol by 10.9 percent compared to extra virgin olive oil’s 3.5 percent reduction, making corn oil more effective.Chef Hoffmann offers the following tips to kick healthy cooking into high gear this American Heart Month and beyond:

Add Color. Incorporating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables like spinach, tomatoes and peppers into a meal doesn’t only make the plate look more appetizing, but can add nutritional value.
Downsize your plate. Ditch the giant dinner plate for something more moderately sized to stick to proper portions. This can help stop overeating and the pressure to clean one’s plate.
Swap pantry staples. Choose cooking oils with added health benefits. Mazola Corn Oil not only lowers total and LDL “bad” cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil, but it is ideal for sautéing, grilling and baking, making it a cooking must-have no matter your favorite dish.

Corn oil has a high smoke point and is an ideal all-purpose cooking oil for grilling, sautéing, stir-frying and baking. Its mild taste allows for the naturally delicious flavors of food to shine through.

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