Don’t panic if you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Use these tips and tricks to reduce your cholesterol and get back on track.
By Sara Broek
Making the change to a healthful diet is the first step in lowering cholesterol. Most important: Limit the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet.
Foods to avoid or limit include:
- Whole milk, cream, and ice cream
- Butter, egg yolks, and cheese—and foods made with them
- Organ meats, such as liver, sweetbreads, and kidney
- High-fat processed meats, such as sausage, bologna, salami, and hot dogs
- Fatty meats that aren’t trimmed
- Duck and goose meat (raised for market)
- Baked goods made with egg yolks and saturated fats
- Fried foods
- Saturated fats, including coconut oil, palm oil, and palm kernel oil
- Solid fats, such as shortening, partially hydrogenated margarine, and lard
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