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Foods to Avoid
For Low-Cholesterol & Low-Triglyceride Diets

Meats & Fats: Marbled beef, pork, bacon, sausage and other pork products; fatty fowl (duck, goose); skin and fat of turkey and chicken; processed meats; luncheon meats (salami, bologna); frankfurters and fast-food hamburgers (they're loaded with fat); organ meat (kidney, liver); canned fish packed in oil.

Eggs: Limit egg yolks to two per week.

Fruits: Coconuts (rich in saturated fats).

Veggies: Avoid avocados. Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn, lima beans, dried peas, beans), may be used only if substitutes for a serving of bread or cereal. (Baked potato skin however, is desirable for its fiber content).

Beans: Commercial baked beans with sugar and/or pork added.

Nuts: Avoid nuts. Limit peanuts and walnuts to one tablespoon per day.

Breads & Grains: Any baked goods with shortening and/or sugar. Commercial mixes with dried eggs and whole milk. Avoid sweet rolls, doughnuts, breakfast pastries (Danish), and sweetened packaged cereals (the added sugar converts readily to triglycerides.)

Dairy: Whole milk and whole milk packaged goods; cream, ice cream, whole milk, puddings, yogurts, or cheeses; and non-dairy cream substitutes.

Fats & Oils: Butter, lard, animal fats, bacon drippings, gravies, cream sauces, as well as palm and coconut oils. All these are high in saturated fats. Examine labels on "cholesterol-free" products for "hydrogenated fats". (These are oils that have been hardened into solids and in the process have become saturated.

Desserts & Snacks: Fried snacks foods like potato chips; chocolate; candies in general; jams, jellies, syrups, whole-milk puddings; ice cream and milk sherbets; hydrogenated peanut butter.

Beverages: Sugared fruits and soft drinks; cocoa made with whole milk and sugar. When using alcohol (1oz liquor, 5oz beer, 2 1/2 oz dry table wine per serving), one serving must be substituted for one bread or cereal serving (limit two servings or alcohol per day).

Special Notes:

  1. Remember that even non-limited foods should be used in moderation.
  2. While on a cholesterol-lowing diet, be sure to avoid animal fats and marble meats.
  3. While on a triglyceride-lowering diet, be sure to avoid sweets and to control the amount of carbohydrates you eat, (starchy foods such as flour, bread, and potatoes).
  4. Buy a good low-fat cookbook, such as the one published by the American Heart Association.
  5. Consult your physician if you have any questions.

If you have any questions regarding fitness and wellness, please feel free to contact me at (817) 648-6999.

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