What is a low cholesterol diet?


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A low cholesterol diet consists of foods that lower the low-density lipoprotein levels in the human body. Saturated fat must be minimized or eliminated from the diet, which includes most deep-fried foods or cheeses made from dairy milk.

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There are many options from each of the food groups that comprise a low cholesterol diet. The monounsaturated fat in avocado oil and olive oil aid blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol levels. Salmon and sablefish provide heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Parsnips and carrots provide plenty of fiber, which regulates blood sugar and appetite. Lentils, flaxseed, green tea and almond butter also contribute to a low cholesterol diet.

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