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What are some other shopping tips to avoid high cholesterol?

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Shopping tips to avoid high cholesterol:

  • Cruise the perimeter of the store: This is where you’ll usually find produce, nuts and seeds in bulk, lean meats, and low-fat dairy.
  • Shop when you’re full: You’ll be less tempted by sweets and salty snacks if you’re not hungry.
  • Read food labels: Ingredients are listed by weight, from most to least, so it’s helpful to focus on the first three to five ingredients. Beware of prepared foods promoting one particular ingredient -- look at the whole package instead.

SOURCES:

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “What Is Cholesterol?”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” 

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, MPH, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grotto, D., RD. Bantam, 2010. 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life,

Cleveland Clinic Center for Consumer Health Information: “Plant Sterols and Stanols.”

Cleveland Clinic, “Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats,” “Sugar Shockers.”

Mayo Clinic, “Added Sugars: Don’t get sabotaged by sweeteners.”

Magee, E., MPH, RD. Rodale Books, 2008. Food Synergy,

Kerry Neville, MS, RD, certified chef, nutrition communicator. 

American Heart Association: “Health Claims on the Label,” "Cutting Down on Salt,” “The Salty Six.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine. “HDL-related mechanisms of olive oil protection in cardiovascular disease.”

Harvard School of Public Health, “Fats and Cholesterol.”

Celiac Disease Foundation, “What Is Celiac Disease?”

Blood Pressure UK, “Salt’s effects on your body.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “What Is Cholesterol?”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” 

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, MPH, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grotto, D., RD. Bantam, 2010. 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life,

Cleveland Clinic Center for Consumer Health Information: “Plant Sterols and Stanols.”

Cleveland Clinic, “Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats,” “Sugar Shockers.”

Mayo Clinic, “Added Sugars: Don’t get sabotaged by sweeteners.”

Magee, E., MPH, RD. Rodale Books, 2008. Food Synergy,

Kerry Neville, MS, RD, certified chef, nutrition communicator. 

American Heart Association: “Health Claims on the Label,” "Cutting Down on Salt,” “The Salty Six.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine. “HDL-related mechanisms of olive oil protection in cardiovascular disease.”

Harvard School of Public Health, “Fats and Cholesterol.”

Celiac Disease Foundation, “What Is Celiac Disease?”

Blood Pressure UK, “Salt’s effects on your body.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2018

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