The high cholesterol food chart helps to organize the foods you take every day. Actually, the first thing your doctor will advise you are to control the consumption of foods rich in cholesterol. Following this cholesterol food chart will help you to properly choose the healthier foods, and to decide what to eat and what not to eat.
Most probably, your doctor will recommend you to try to avoid or at least lower your daily diet intake from foods listed in high cholesterol food chart before deciding to give you high cholesterol medications .
You should know that the safe range of your daily cholesterol intake is from 200 to 400 mg. Keep always this fact in mind when you are having your meal.
Now, this high cholesterol food chart consist mainly of animal products (meat, eggs, poultry, full cream milk and full cream milk dairy products), baked foods (muffins, cakes and pastries), and foods deeply fried in oils (they are rich in trans-fatty acids).The following table will give you a great idea about the importance of the chart:
According to FDA (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration), there is an official food pyramid for the essential daily nutrition, which is
Inside FDA food pyramid, you can see many groups covering all types of foods (consisted, particularly, of those in high cholesterol food chart):
1- Oils and fats.
There are 2 types of fats
• Oils which are liquid in the room temperature; they are mainly extracted from plants or fish, like corn oil, olive oil, cottonseed oil and sunflower oil. Oils are used in cooking, dressings, and for flavoring.
Nearly all types of oils are rich in unsaturated fats (either mono or poly), and poor in saturated fatty acids. Actually, most plant products are deprived from cholesterol, except for coconut and kernel oils which are rich in saturated fats.
• Solid fats which are solid in the room temperature; they are made mainly from animal products and hydrogenated vegetable oils, such as butter, margarine, and animal fats (beef, pork, and chicken).
2-Milk (cheese) group
This group contains milk and dairy milk products which maintain calcium in their content. It is recommended that all your consumption of this group must be from skimmed or half-cream milk products.
3-Meat and Beans group
Always, try to choose lean or low fat meat or chicken. Instead, you can eat fish, dry beans, seeds, and nuts as they are much healthier.
This group contains all types of vegetables as well as their pure juices.
All types of fruits and pure fruit juices.
This group is divided to:
As you may see, if you put enough effort, you may easily put the foods listed in the high cholesterol foods chart into your daily menu.
This natural way to lower high cholesterol levels gives less troubles than drugs do although the good action of the medications for this purpose.
A strong willing and good effort together with the right food choices can do miracles for you. Don’t you think you can do it?
Good luck! Stay firm. Keep healthy. I know that you can succeed.
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