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Medicine & Health Education
Diet & Meal Plans
Proper for Good Health
Lifestyle Modifications for a Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit
Bala N. Aiyer, M.D.
Low Cholesterol - Healthy Heart Diet

The goal of this list is to provide a general guideline to choose the proper items of foods from various food groups for a low fat low cholesterol healthy heart diet. To get the nutrients you need, you have to eat a variety of foods. After determining your dietry goals, adjust the number and size of portions to the adequate Calories to reach and stay at your desired weight and blood Cholesterol levels. This list is good for all people, especially those who desire a weight reduction and reduction in Cholesterol and Triglycerides as well as those with Diabetes and Hypertension.


Food Groups

Go Easy
Meat, Poultry,
Fish and Shellfish
[ upto 6 ounces/day]
Lean cuts of meat with fat trimmed chicken, and turkey without skin, fish, shell fish. Lean cut red meats like Beef and PorkPrime grade fatty cuts of meat, goose, duck, liver, kidney, sausage, bacon, hot dogs, regular luncheon meats. 
Dairy products
[2 servings / day]
[3 for pregnant women or breast feeding women]
Skim milk, 1% milk low fat butter milk low-fat evoporated milk, cottage cheese, no more than 2 to 6 grams of fat /ounce. 2% milk, Yogurt, part-skim ricotta, imitation hard cheese, "lite" cream cheese, "lite" sour cream.Whole milk, cream, half & half, custard, imitation milk products, Whole milk products like Swiss, American, Cheddar, cream cheese. Sour cream.


Egg whites, cholesterol free Egg substitute. Egg yolk [no more than 3 per week]Too many whole eggs, preperations with eggs.
Fats and oils
[limit upto 6 to 8 teaspoon/day]
canola, corn, soybean, safflower, sesame, peanut and olive oils.nuts, seeds, avacado, olives.Butter, lard, bacon fat, coconut, palm oil

Breads, Cereals, Pasta, Dried peas Beans, Rice etc.

Most breads, bagels, English muffins, rice cakes, low fat crackers, spaghetti, any grain rice, dried beans and peas.Store-bought pancakes waffles, buiscuits, and corn breadCroissants, sweet rolls, danish, doughnuts and pasta, crackers made with saturated oils, egg noodles, rice with cream, butter or cheese sauce.
Fruits and Vegetables
[2 to 4 servings / day]
Fresh, frozen, canned dried fruits, vegetables High Starch Fruits like Banana and AppleVegetable prepared in butter, cream or sauce
[avoid too many sweets]
Sherbet, sorbet,popsicles, fig bars,angel food cakes, popcorn, pretzel , fruit juice, coffe, tea. Ice milk, fruit crisps home made cakes, cookies and pies, prepared with unsaturated oils.

Ice cream, frozen tofu, candy, chocolate, egg nog, frappes, float milk shake, pound cake most store made cakes.

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