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P750-A 7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

Instead of using butter or margarine, try cooking with light oil or use cooking spray to oil your pan. Dietary cholesterol is in foods that come from animals. Meats, poultry, and dairy products contain high 25 levels of dietary cholesterol in addition to saturated fat. Foods that are especially high in dietary cholesterol include egg yolks and organ meats, such as liver and kidney. There is no dietary cholesterol in foods that come from plants, including fruits, vegetables and grains. Food labels show the amount of various types of fat in each serving as a percentage of total daily calories. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are preferred and may lower LDL cholesterol. Canola, olive, and peanut oils are high in monounsaturated fat. Sesame and sunflower oils are high in polyunsaturated fat. Food labels show the amount of various types of fat in each serving as a percentage of total daily calories. Limit polyunsaturated fat to 10 percent of your total daily calories. Another 10 to 15 percent of total calories can come from monounsaturated fat.


P750-A 7 Steps to a Healthy Heart
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