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Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol

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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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