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Understanding Food and Cholesterol

What you eat has a big effect on your body's cholesterol level. Eating certain foods can raise your cholesterol. Other foods can help you lower it. Watching what you eat can help you get your cholesterol level under control.

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Know High-Cholesterol Foods

Foods high in fat, cholesterol, or both:

  • Fatty beef, cold cuts, bacon, sausage

  • Creamy sauces and fatty gravies

  • Cookies, donuts, muffins, and pastries

  • Fried foods

  • Egg yolks

  • Shortening, butter, coconut oil, palm oil, hydrogenated oils (read labels)

  • High-fat dairy products, such as whole milk, cheese, and ice cream

Better choices:

  • Lean beef, skinless white-meat poultry, fish

  • Tomato sauce, vegetable puree

  • Dried fruit, bagels, bread with jam

  • Baked, broiled, steamed, or roasted foods

  • Egg whites or egg substitute

  • Tub margarine, canola oil, and olive oil in moderation

  • Low-fat or nonfat dairy products, such as 1% or fat-free milk, reduced-fat cheese, and nonfat frozen yogurt

Use Fiber to Help Control Cholesterol

Foods high in fiber can help you keep your cholesterol down. Good sources of fiber are:

  • Oats, barley

  • Whole grains

  • Beans

  • Vegetables

  • Cornmeal, popcorn

  • Berries, apples, other fruits

Publication Source: Harvard School of Public Health

Online Source: Harvard School of Public Health

Date Last Reviewed: 2005-12-12T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

 

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I was diagnosed with persistent AFIB several months ago. I found Dr. Norris by a referral from another physician. Dr. Norris scheduled me for a cardiac ablation without delay. He thoroughly explained the procedure, risks and benefits prior to the procedure. Dr. Norris and his staff exhibited exceptional professionalism and interest in resolving my AFIB. One month post-op I am rhythm and feel great. Thank you Dr. Norris and staff. I truly feel like I have my life back again.
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