Tips to reduce cholesterol intake

TIPS TO LOWER FAT & CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR CHILD’S DIET

 

  • Use safflower, sesame, soy, corn, cottonseed or sunflower seeds oil, nuts, seeds, olive, canola, peanuts, avocados, and fish as they are the rich sources of HDL cholesterol.
  • Keep a check on visits to the fast food restaurants.
  • Choose white meat such as fishchicken instead of red meat.
  • Use low-fat or no-fat dairy products such as skimmed milk and skim milk based cheese.
  • Method of cooking can also help in reducing the fat content of foods. Use cooking methods like baking, boiling and grillinginstead of deep frying.
  • Use low fat or no fat salad dressings or substitute lemon juice or vinegar for salad dressing.
  • Read food labels and:
    • choose food products made with unsaturated vegetable oils.
    • select low fat convenience foods.
    • avoid food products that are high in fat.
    • avoid foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, coconut oil or palm oil.
  • Use herbs and spices to flavor meals instead of high fat sauces.