Foods You Can Include in Your Low-Cholesterol Diet

Part of Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Controlling cholesterol is more about limiting saturated fat than cutting back on total fat intake, and cholesterol-containing foods are fine if you don’t exceed your daily quota. So get ready to enjoy the following foods:

  • Nuts such as macadamias, almonds, and walnuts, which are sources of heart-friendly oils.

  • Wholegrains such as barley, rye, buckwheat, quinoa, brown rice, and wholewheat.

  • An omega-3 enriched egg a few times a week and all the egg white you want.

  • Cooking oils such as extra-virgin olive oil and rapeseed oil.

  • Shellfish such as scallops and clams, which are both low in saturated fat.

  • A little (150 millilitres) red wine every day.