Foods with Low-Cholesterol
1. Choose fresh, frozen, or dried fruits and vegetables (6 or more servings/day).
Avoid: Coconut, vegetables with butter and cream or sauce
2. When it comes to snacks, choose low-fat frozen yogurt, plain popcorn, pretzels, fruit juices, cookies and pies prepared with unsaturated oils.
Avoid: Ice cream, candy chocolate, potato chips,frappes, frosted cakes
3. Choose wheat breads, cereals, pasta, dried peas, and beans ( 6 or more servings/day).
Avoid: Croissants, sweet rolls, donuts, egg noodles, french fries
4. When it comes to oils used for cooking, choose corn, olive, sesame, soybean, and sunflower oils (Approx. 5-8 teaspoons/day).
Avoid: Saturated or unhealthyy fat, butter, bacon fat or coconut oil
5. Choose cuts of meat with fat trimmed, chicken and fish.
Avoid: fatty cuts of meat, liver, kidneys, sausage,and bacon.
6. When it comes to dairy products, choose skim milk, low-fat buttermilk, low-fat yogurt. (2 or more servings/day).
Avoid: Whole milk, cream, whipped cream, hard cheeses, cream cheese
Read Food Labels
Always read labels carefully, avoid those with high in saturated fats and cholesterol. If the percentage is high, avoid this kind of food and find an alternative. To calculate the percentage of fat per serving:
- Take the amount of calories
- Divide the amount of calories with the total number of calories Example 80/100 = 80%