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Cholesterol Diet Nutrition - Foods to Lower Cholesterol - Reduce Cholesterol Diet Tips

Cholesterol Diet
Information About Lower Cholesterol Diet Plan
Diet Nutrition for Cholesterol Diet

Calories Information - Calories In Food
Exercise Calorie Burning Advice - Exercise Equipment to Burn Calories


Cholesterol Diet

Cholesterol Diet

Dietary Advice for Lowering Blood Cholesterol

Note: Diet, exercise and weight loss (to a healthy weight) all help to reduce blood cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.

Diet Tips to Reduce Cholesterol

  • Eat less high-fat food (especially those high in saturated fat).
  • Eat less high-cholesterol food.
  • Choose lower glycemic index carbohydrates.

Reduce Total Fat Intake to Reduce Saturated Fat

One of the goals in your blood cholesterol-lowering diet is to eat less total fat, because this is an effective way to eat less saturated fat. Saturated fat raises your blood cholesterol level more than anything else in your diet. Animal products as a group are a major source of saturated fat in the average diet. Butter, cheese, whole milk, ice cream, and cream all contain high amounts of saturated fat. A few vegetable fats are high in saturated fat. These vegetable fats are found in many commercially baked goods, such as cookies and crackers, and in some snack foods like chips, candy bars, and buttered popcorn.

Switch to Good Fats to Help Reduce Cholesterol

Certain fats help reduce cholesterol. These are fats found in the oils of fish and shellfish (often referred to as fish oils, or omega-3 fatty acids), as well as olive and canola oil (rapeseed oil).

Eat Less High-Cholesterol Food

Dietary cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in foods that come from animals. Dietary cholesterol also can raise your blood cholesterol level. Cholesterol is found in eggs, dairy products, organ meats, poultry, fish, and shellfish. High-fat dairy products, meat, and poultry skin all have similar amounts of cholesterol. Fish generally has less cholesterol, but shellfish varies in cholesterol content.

Choose Low GI Carbohydrate-Containing Foods

Use the Glycemic Index (GI) as a general guide to carb-eating. Low-GI foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, are low in saturated fat and cholesterol. These foods are also good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The type of fiber found in foods such as oat and barley bran, some fruits like apples and oranges, and in some dried beans may even help reduce blood cholesterol levels.

For more details about healthy heart diets see:
Heart Diet
Heart Disease & Diet: Facts

Advice on Diets

Special diets or diet plans with special diet foods are sometimes needed for particular health conditions. Ask your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist about your personal dietary needs. Otherwise, a balanced diet program containing foods from all the nutritional food groups is best.

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Dietary Calories In Main Food Groups

Calories in Alcohol - Calories in Bacon/Pork - Calories in Bagels - Calories in Beans - Calories in Beef - Calories in Beer - Calories in Bread - Calories in Breakfast Bars - Calories in Breakfast Cereal - Calories in Butter - Calories in Cakes - Calories in Candy - Calories in Cheese - Calories in Chicken - Calories in Coffee/Creamers - Calories in Condiments - Calories in Cookies - Calories in Croissants - Calories in Deli Meat - Calories in Donuts - Calories in Dressings - Calories in Eggs - Calories in Fast Food - Calories in Fats/Cooking Oils - Calories in Fish/Seafood - Calories in Frozen Entrees - Calories in Fruit - Calories in Game Meat - Calories in Herbs/Spices - Calories in Ice Cream - Calories in Jelly/Jam - Calories in Juice - Calories in Lamb - Calories in Mexican Food - Calories in Muffins - Calories in Milk/Yogurt - Calories in Noodles - Calories in Nuts - Calories in Pancakes - Calories in Pasta - Calories in Pies - Calories in Pizza - Calories in Popcorn - Calories in Potatoes - Calories in Pretzels - Calories in Rice - Calories in Sauces - Calories in Snacks - Calories in Soft Drinks - Calories in Soup - Calories in Soy Food - Calories in Sugar - Calories in Toppings - Calories in Turkey - Calories in Veal - Calories in Vegetables - Calories in Whole Grains - Calories in Wine - Energy in Food - Nutrition in Food

Information About Energy Needs and Calorie Deficit to Lose Weight

Definition of Calorie - Definition of Kilocalories (kcals) - Calorie Needs to Maintain Weight - Calorie Needs for Teens - Calorie Intake per Day - Calorie Intake and Expenditure - Energy Burned by Exercise - Calories in Pound of Body Fat - Weight Loss Diets - Calorie Controlled Weight Loss Diet - Low Calorie Diets - Low Calorie Recipes - Calorie-Counting to Lose Weight - Basal Metabolic Rate - Calories Needed to Lose Weight - How to Reduce Calories - How to Reduce Fat Calories - Weight Loss and Calories

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