Earlier this week I got to sit in on a call with Dr. James Rippe who will be releasing results of a study he did with 130 participants who all had at lease one major risk factor for heart disease.
The Rippe / Healthy Choice StudyIn this study one group of participants were required to eat one Healthy Choice frozen, prepared meal a day plus participate in a walking program.
The other group only did the walking program.
The result was the Healthy Choice group lowered their cholesterol by an average of 12 points. They lost an average of 18 lbs and all of that weight was body fat. More importantly, according to Dr. Rippe, the participants did NOT have a decrease in dietary quality which is often the case when people diet.
Why Healthy Choice for this study?Apparently Healthy Choice is the ONLY brand of froze, prepared meals that fit the criteria 'healthy' in terms of calories, fat, sodium, etc. as determined by the FDA.
In addition, Healthy Choice has developed a new line of All Natural Entrées that are filled with protein, whole grains, fiber and antioxidants to help promote heart and digestive health...without preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.
I have yet to try these frozen entrees but the study findings were interesting enough for me to check out Healthy Choice on my next visit to the grocery store. If any of you follow me on twitter (@twincident) you'll know I've been trying to watch what I eat including less carbs, sugar and sodium (using hashtag #dietingsucks) so this may be just what I need! (Thanks Mom Central for letting me know about this!)
For more information on the study visit: http://www.rippehealth.com/index.html
For a list of Healthy Choice All Natural Entrees including vegetarian choices likeMediterranean Pasta,or Pumpkin Squash Ravioli visit HealthyChoice.com.