Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke kill nearly 1 million Americans each year, more than any other cause. Prevention appears the best way to reduce disability. The American Heart Association suggests the following methods for prevention:
Read food labels carefully to find hidden fat and cholesterol. Avoid or limit products that contain cream, egg yolks, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, lard, butter and hydrogenated fat or oil.
Use any method of cooking other than frying -- try baking, broiling, stewing or roasting, barbecuing, braising, poaching, or steaming.