Cholesterol Lowering Tips

Cholesterol Lowering Tips

Choose these
Low-fat Foods
Instead of these
Fatty or High Calorie Foods
2%, 1% or skim milk Whole milk
Skinless chicken, turkey, and fish Pork, beef, pork sausage, pork bacon, hot dogs, bologna, and Liver
Turkey bacon Pork bacon
Tuna salad made from tuna in water Tuna salad made from tuna in oil
Cheeses with less fat like part-skim mozzarella, part-skim ricotta, farmer’s cheese, or cheeses that say low-fat on the label Most hard cheeses like cheddar and Swiss
For snacks: fresh fruit, low-fat frozen yogurt or yogurt, fruit juice bars Cookies, candies, potato chips, regular ice cream
Mustard, low fat or low calorie mayonnaise on sandwiches and in salads Regular mayonnaise
Small amount of vegetable oil, butter, or other fats that are soft at room temperature Lard, hard at room temperature
Ground skinless turkey breast Pork sausage
Turkey wings or turkey thighs for seasoning Ham hocks and fatback
Evaporated skim milk Cream
Fresh fruit, or whole grain cereals (fruit can also be added to the cereals) Canned fruits or sugar coated cereals
Smaller portions of meat dishes Larger portions of meat
Large portions of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, beans and grains A lot of canned fruits, canned vegetables and canned beans