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 what are good foods to lower your cholesterol naturally? What are foods you should stay away from? We are not worried about calories at this point.
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lower cholesterol

posted at 7/20/2011 9:38 AM CDT
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 what are good foods to lower your cholesterol naturally? What are foods you should stay away from? We are not worried about calories at this point.

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 7/20/2011 10:12 AM CDT
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First: 7/13/2011
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In Response to lower cholesterol:
 what are good foods to lower your cholesterol naturally? What are foods you should stay away from? We are not worried about calories at this point.
Posted by cheribelger


Diet plays an important role in lowering your cholesterol and maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. Also, remember to maintain a healthy weight and stay active. These are very important to your cholesterol levels and overall health.

Foods that play a role in lowering your cholesterol include:
High-fiber foods such as oats, oatmeal, bran, beans & other legumes, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, fruits and vegetables.

Nuts and seeds are also great sources of protein, fiber and contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Remember to watch your portion of nuts and seeds, calories can add up very quickly! Walnuts, almonds and pecans are the healthiest nuts.

Limit saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, cholesterol and added sugar. Saturated fat is a solid fat that is found naturally in butter, cheese, dairy products and meat. Choose low-fat dairy options and lean protein sources such as chicken, turkey, fish and leaner cuts of pork and beef. Trans fat is found in stick margarines and store-bought baked goods. Cholesterol is found in any product that comes from an animal.

When cooking, choose liquid oils (olive, canola, vegetable etc) over solid fats (butter, margarine, shortening etc).

If you need further assistance, visit your local Hy-Vee dietitian to review your current diet and see where you can make changes that will improve your cholesterol levels.


Alexandra Economy, RD, LD
Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 8/5/2011 10:18 AM CDT
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I am looking for a menu plan for my father.  He is to have no more than 35g of fat a day in his diet.  I need it to be simple things and 85 year old man can cook.  (He can cook basic).  Your menues are great-but they don't break down the fat content or give a complete daily menu.  Help please.

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 8/9/2011 5:01 PM CDT
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In Response to Re: lower cholesterol:

I am looking for a menu plan for my father.  He is to have no more than 35g of fat a day in his diet.  I need it to be simple things and 85 year old man can cook.  (He can cook basic).  Your menues are great-but they don't break down the fat content or give a complete daily menu.  Help please.
Posted by karens


 For these types of meal plans, focus on building a healthy plate.

  • Half of the plate with fruits and vegetables
  • Quarter of the plate with starches (potato, rice, pasta, bread etc.)
  • Quarter of the plate with lean protein (poultry, fish, leaner cuts of pork & beef etc.)
  • Low-fat (1%) or fat-free (skim) milk

When frying or sautéing, use a non-stick cooking spray. Use butter, margarines and oils sparingly. Choose baked chips and crackers over fried. Limit baked goods due to traditionally high fat content. Cheeses are also naturally higher in fat, however, a mozzarella made with part-skim milk does naturally have a few less fat grams. Or, he can choose the cheeses made with a 2% milk. 

I  strongly recommend visiting with your local Hy-Vee dietitian. They would be able to sit down with you and your father to give you more specific meal plan details based on his food preferences, cooking skills and nutritional needs. They will also provide other pertinent information such as how to properly read a food label and can teach you how to make the right food choices.

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 3/16/2012 11:53 AM CDT
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First: 7/13/2011
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Hey alexandra, Amazing what you have shared with us. I got good information to read with the help of you....Nice knowledge about cholesterol diet. I would like to share it with my uncle and father.
Posted by sharon.baker010


Happy to help! Feel free to ask any other questions, or feel free to contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian.

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 7/30/2012 7:52 PM CDT
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Thanks for the info! But I'm wondering, are all vegetables rich in fiber?

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 8/13/2012 3:20 PM CDT
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In Response to Re: lower cholesterol:
Thanks for the info! But I'm wondering, are all vegetables rich in fiber?
Posted by charmingmonster27


Certain vegetables have more fiber than others, but for the most part any vegetable is going to provide you with some amount of fiber. Well-cooked vegetables, or vegetables without seeds, hulls or skins will contain less fiber.

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 2/5/2013 12:55 PM CST
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First: 7/13/2011
Last: 4/17/2014
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In Response to Re: lower cholesterol :   For these types of meal plans, focus on building a healthy plate. Half of the plate with fruits and vegetables Quarter of the plate with starches (potato, rice, pasta, bread etc.) Quarter of the plate with lean protein (poultry, fish, leaner cuts of pork & beef etc.) Low-fat (1%) or fat-free (skim) milk When frying or sautéing , use a non-stick cooking spray. Use butter, margarines and oils sparingly. Choose baked chips and crackers over fried. Limit baked goods due to traditionally high fat content. Cheeses are also naturally higher in fat, however, a mozzarella made with part-skim milk does naturally have a few less fat grams. Or, he can choose the cheeses made with a 2% milk.  I  strongly recommend visiting with your local Hy-Vee dietitian. They would be able to sit down with you and your father to give you more specific meal plan details based on his food preferences, cooking skills and nutritional needs. They will also provide other pertinent information such as how to properly read a food label and can teach you how to make the right food choices.
Posted by Alexandra Economy, RD, LD


I am thrilled to share news of the latest research on lean beef from a study known as BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet) conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, and found that consuming lean beef daily as part of a heart-healthy diet lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol by 10%, which is just as effective as the DASH diet (the gold standard of heart-healthy diets).

Due to advancements in science, cattle farmers are actually raising beef that is leaner than it was fifty years ago. Over half the fat in beef is actually monounsaturated fat - the same type of heart-healthy fat found in olive oil. Beef is also packed with protein, B-vitamins, iron, zinc and other nutrients important for good health. A person would have to eat 670 calories in peanut butter to get the same amount of protein in 150 calories of lean beef.

How to choose the leanest cuts of beef? Look for the words “loin” or “round” in the name of the cut, such as top sirloin steak, bottom round roast or tenderloin roast. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association recognizes over 29 cuts of beef that meet the USDA’s guidelines for “lean.

For more information on lean beef and how you can incorporate it into your heart-healthy diet, be sure to visit with your local Hy-Vee dietitian.

Re: lower cholesterol

posted at 8/28/2013 4:08 AM CDT
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First: 7/25/2013
Last: 9/15/2013

Look over the TLC diet and make a shopping list of your favorite cholesterol-lowering foods.

·         For a low-cholesterol diet, toss the butter, trans fat margarines, and polyunsaturated oil. Replace them with canola oil, olive oil, or plant sterol spreads.

·         Look for products specifically created for low-cholesterol deits, like Minute Maid HeartWise orange juice and Benecol, Promise, Smart Balance, and Take Control margarines. These foods have been fortified with plant stanols and sterols that help to block the absorption of cholesterol.

·         Start your day with oatmeal. Experts agree this is one of the top cholesterol-lowering superfoods.

·         Try a cholesterol-free egg substitute instead of whole eggs.

·         For a tasty low-cholesterol dish, switch out the cream sauce on your fettuccine for lightly stir-fried vegetables.

·         Instead of using butter to keep your pan moist while cooking, use white wine vinegar. It doesn't change the flavor of foods and doesn't add fat -- a key to low-cholesterol cooking!

-Rosetta

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