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What can you do to avoid sugar and avoid high cholesterol?

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Try to limit items that contain a lot of sugar, including soda, sweet tea, candy, cakes, cookies, and ice cream, among others. Also know that sugar often is added to things you might not even think about -- from spaghetti sauce to fast food. That also includes many tomato ketchups, breakfast bars, and even tonic water.

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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