Your Personal Best: Healthy Holiday Cooking

Personal Best

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, people are starting to cook more for their families.

According to Dr. Milady Murphy, you can make simple substitutions regarding fat, sugar and salt without sacrificing flavor or taste and improve our heart health at the same time.

“In the case of fat, using olive oil in substitution of other types of oils is the best,” said Murphy. “Virgin first called press is a true mono and saturated fat that’s very heart healthy and the body uses it very efficiently.”

Cutting back on sugar is also a good idea, Murphy said. Instead, you can enhance flavors with honey, applesauce, cinnamon or nutmeg.

Salt can be replaced with herbs and spices, which enhance flavor.

These substitutions are better for our heart and health and will keep the same taste of the recipes we love.

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