Low Cholesterol Diet

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What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance present only in animal foods. It is part of the membrane of all cells, including those in our own bodies. The body makes most of the cholesterol it needs - there is no need to eat foods that contain
cholesterol for most people. Besides eggs,  do you know how many foods you eat every day that contain cholesterol? There are 4 major sources of cholesterol in a typical diet!


Diet Makes a Difference

Most doctors will tell you to follow a "heart healthy" diet if your blood cholesterol level is high, or if you have a family history of heart disease. And then, it's up to you!    

7 Big Mistakes 
So many people make diet changes and despite their efforts, not much happens! Are you making any of these common mistakes?

- Trading one source of fat or cholesterol for another 
- Cutting back too much on total fat  
- Giving up too soon on diet
- Quitting your diet once you start medications
- Taking supplements instead of changing what you eat
- Following high fat, low carbohydrate diets
- Not getting professional help with your diet 

Did you know that not everyone responds the same way to dietary changes?
For some people, diet and losing weight is all that is needed to get their cholesterol numbers down to a healthy range. For others, diet may have little impact. But you won't know the impact diet has unless you are truly following a heart healthy diet and not making the common mistakes listed above.

How do you know if you're getting the most out of your diet? Get professional help from the nutrition experts, registered dieticians.

A Personal Dietitian's Director of Nutrition & Chief Dietitian, Carolyn Classick-Kohn, MS, RD, CFT, is responsible for designing the
Low Cholesterol Diets and Low Cholesterol Plans at
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