Foods like cheese, butter, sausage,
and desserts may taste good to you, but they
can have a lot of
saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating too much of
these unhealthy fats could lead to
high cholesterol and heart disease.
Start with small changes first. Use
heart-healthy olive or canola oil instead of butter for cooking. Drink fat-free
or low-fat milk instead of 2% milk or whole milk.
Pick leaner cuts of meat.
Use this topic as a guide for making
Talk with your doctor
If you have questions about this information, print it out and take it
with you when you visit your doctor. You may want to mark areas or make notes
in the margins where you have questions.