Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies
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Limiting the amount of saturated fat in your low-cholesterol diet is a vitally important aspect of preventing heart disease through nutrition. Be a saturated-fat sleuth by knowing where it is and isn't, starting with this list of common foods. Check with your doctor to determine your "acceptable" daily amount of saturated fat intake, and then adjust your menu accordingly.

  • Beef, broiled lean ground, 3.5 ounces: 7.3 grams

  • Butter, 1 tablespoon: 7.6 grams

  • Carrots, 1 medium: 0.0 grams

  • Chicken breast, roasted skinless, 3.5 ounces: 1.3 grams

  • Chicken, dark meat, roasted skinless, 3.5 ounces: 2.7 grams

  • Kidney beans, boiled, 1 cup: 0.1 grams

  • Milk, 2%, 8 fluid ounces: 2.9 grams

  • Milk, whole, 8 fluid ounces: 4.9 grams

  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon: 1.8 grams

  • Scallops, 3 ounces: 0.1 grams

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Molly Siple, MS, RD, is the author of Healing Foods For Dummies and a columnist for Natural Health magazine. She is an adjunct instructor at Southern California School of Culinary Arts.

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