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What are lean choices of meat for if you have high cholesterol?

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There are good, lean choices. For example, you can consider chicken or turkey breasts without skin; pork tenderloin; or beef round, sirloin, or tenderloin.

Check the nutrition label on the package to be sure the meat is 96% to 98% fat-free. Also, limit your serving size according to your doctor's instructions. Or follow the TLC diet recommendations of no more than 5 ounces total per day of lean meat, poultry, or fish.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Eat Heart Smart: Eating Foods Lower in Saturated Fats and Cholesterol," "Your Guide to Lowering Blood Cholesterol with TLC."

American Heart Association: "Meat, Poultry, Fish."

National Cholesterol Education Program: "High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 6, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Eat Heart Smart: Eating Foods Lower in Saturated Fats and Cholesterol," "Your Guide to Lowering Blood Cholesterol with TLC."

American Heart Association: "Meat, Poultry, Fish."

National Cholesterol Education Program: "High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 6, 2018

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