Cholesterol – Low Cholesterol Diet

A low cholesterol diet provides for the following foods to be allowed and avoided:-

FOODS ALLOWED

cholesterol foods allowed

Vegetables, chicken breast, cereals, margarine, fruit and nuts, dark chocolate, fish, olive oil, lean meat, pasta, skim milk, wine and beer.

FOODS TO AVOID

Low Cholesterol Diet - foods to avoid

Sausages, hamburgers, pies, mince, chicken skin and legs, pizza, offal (liver, kidneys, tripe), roast meats (particularly surface), game meat, lamb chops, calamari, prawns, milk chocolate, eggs and egg products, oysters, and all dairy products (cream, milk, butter, yoghurt, cheese, custard).

Despite a strict diet, there are still some people who cannot keep their cholesterol levels under control. They will require further lifelong medical management by the regular use of medications (hypolipidaemics) that are designed to lower the level of fat in the blood. These are prescribed by a doctor only when necessary and include atorvastatin, cholestyramine, colestipol, ezetimibe, fluvastatin, gemfibrizol, nicotinic acid, pravastatin, probucol and simvastatin.

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