Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cholesterol Shopping List

Are your cholesterol and triglyceride levels high? This is no longer just your problem; it’s now the problem of your family members and friends.

Show them you care by preparing meals with cholesterol-lowering foods. Below is a shopping list of foods that should be in your shopping cart.

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Oat cereal

Cereals containing flaxseed or psyllium

Whole grain cereals

All types of fruits, especially currants, grapes, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, citrus fruits, apples.

Pecan nuts, walnuts, olives, soy nuts

Dried or canned beans, peas and lentils

Corn, fresh, frozen or canned

Soybean products

Whole wheat bread

All vegetables especially onion, watercress, vegetables, leeks, spinach, carrots, artichokes, avocado, broccoli, kale Brussels sprouts and cauliflower

A variety of flavorings, herbs and spices, especially fresh garlic

Lean meats and chicken

Salmon, swordfish, tuna and trout

Canola and olive oils

Soft margarines and stanol containing spreads

Teas: black or green

Dark chocolate

Beer, wine or liquor, especially red wine

Low fat dairy products