- Drink orange juice. Researchers at the University of Buffalo say flavonoid-rich drinks such as OJ could help reverse the damage to your heart and blood vessels caused by high-fat foods.
- Eat earlier in the day. If you're going to indulge in one high-fat meal, make it breakfast or brunch. According to new research from the University of Alabama, eating a high-fat breakfast may help fight metabolic syndrome, such as high cholesterol and diabetes. Based on a study of mice, scientists found that those who ate a morning meal high in fat maintained normal metabolisms, versus those that ate a later high-fat meal.
- Take a walk. Taking a 45-minute walk after a big meal also works against the impairment of blood vessels caused by high-fat foods. Just make sure it's a brisk walk within two hours of eating.