Low-Cholesterol, Heart-Healthful Eating
Food Groups Choose Go Easy On Avoid
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Dry beans
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
    up to 5 ounces of meat, poultry, fish per day
  • Lean cuts of meat
  • Chicken and turkey without skin
  • Fish
  • Egg whites
  • Beans/Tofu
  • Shellfish
  • Pork
  • Duck
  • Egg yolks
  • Processed meats, such as bacon and bologna
  • Hot dogs
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
    2 or more servings per day; 3-4 for pregnant for breast-feeding women
  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy products; skim or % milk
  • Cheese with no more 3 grams of fat per ounce
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • 2% milk
  • Sour cream
  • Whole milk
  • Swiss, American, Cheddar cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Fats
  • Oils
    approximately 5-8 teaspoons per day
  • Olive
  • Canola
  • Corn
  • Sunflower/Safflower oils
  • Avocados
  • Olives
  • Peanut oil
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Lard
  • Solid shortening
  • Bacon fat
  • Coconut oil
  • Breads
  • Cereals
  • Pasta
  • Rice
    6-11 servings per day
  • Whole-grain breads
  • Whole-wheat pasta
  • Whole-grain rice
  • Plain baked potato
  • Granola
  • Biscuits
  • Muffins
  • Cornbread
  • Croissants
  • Pastries
  • Egg noodles
  • Doughnuts
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
    3-5 servings per day
  • Fresh
  • Frozen
  • Dried fruits
  • Canned fruit in syrup
  • Coconut
  • Vegetables prepared in butter or cream
  • Snacks in limited amounts
  • Sorbet
  • Low-fat frozen yogurt
  • Plain popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Fruits/Vegetables
  • Homemade cakes, cookies and pies prepared with unsaturated oils
  • Baked chips
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Potato chips
  • Buttered popcorn

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