Five tips to help lower cholesterol

If you’ve been tested and told your cholesterol is too high, your doctor will likely recommend diet changes.
Here are some healthy tips from to lower your cholesterol:
* Eat less saturated fat, which comes from animal products (like regular cheese, fatty meats, and dairy desserts) and tropical oils (like palm, palm kernel, and coconut oil).
1 Stay away from trans fats, which may be in foods like cakes, cookies, stick margarines, and fried foods.
2 Limit foods that are high in cholesterol, including egg yolks, fatty meats, and organ meat (like liver and kidney).
3 Choose low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt.
4 Eat more foods that are high in fiber, like oatmeal, oat bran, beans, and lentils.
5 Eat more vegetables and fruits.

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