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High Cholesterol and FH

limit these In general, you want to limit: • Whole-fat dairy products, such as whole milk, cream, cheese, butter and ice cream • Egg yolks • Organ meats (liver, kidney, brain, sweetbreads) • High-fat processed meats (hot dogs, salami, bologna, sausage) • Untrimmed fatty meats • Meat from ducks or geese (that have been raised for market) • Bakery goods that have been made with egg yolks, saturated fats and trans fats Instead of those options, choose foods that are low in saturated fat, total fat and cholesterol. Also look for foods that are high in fiber. These include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, which are also high in soluble fiber — a type of fiber that dissolves in water and can help lower your levels of LDL and total cholesterol. All these foods are good choices: • A variety of deeply colored fruits and vegetables, several servings per day • A variety of fiber-rich grain products, including whole-grain bread, cereal, pasta and brown rice, 6 to 8 servings per day, with at least half of those servings whole grain • Lean meats and poultry without the skin, up to 5 to 6 total ounces per day — about the size of your fist • Fatty fish, baked or grilled, at least 2 servings per week • Nuts, seeds and legumes (dried beans or peas), 4 to 5 servings per week • Unsaturated vegetable oils, including canola oil, corn oil, olive oil and safflower oil; limit tub or liquid unsalted margarines and the spreads made from them good choices 11


High Cholesterol and FH
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