April 3, 2003
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.