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Heart-Healthy Foods

Keep your cholesterol in check

(HealthDayNews) -- If you have high blood cholesterol, what you eat can play a significant role in either exacerbating or alleviating the problem.

The Southcoast Health System suggests the following heart-healthy ways to eat:

  • Eat fewer foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • Choose skim or low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt and reduced-fat cheeses.
  • Eat more fish and poultry. Limit servings to five to seven ounces a day.
  • Trim visible fat.
  • Limit egg yolks. Substitute two egg whites for one whole egg.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breads and cereals.
  • Use less salt and fat. Season with herbs and spices rather than with sauces, gravies and butter.
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