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Get more nutrients into your diet with the crash course in nutrition provided by these videos.
You Will Need
- Medical professional
- Cholesterol level test
- Whole-grain breads and pastas
- Soy products
- Vegetable oil
- Lean meat
- Nonfat milk
- Veganism (optional)
Get a cholesterol level test
Get a cholesterol level test from a medical professional to learn if your "bad" and "good" cholesterol levels are balanced at medically acceptable levels.
Eat food with soluble fiber
Eat food containing soluble fiber such as whole grain bread and pasta, beans, and soy products. Soluble fiber helps move cholesterol through the intestines.
Eat mostly unsaturated fats
Eat mostly "good" or unsaturated fats found in nuts and avocados -- or cook with vegetable oils like olive, canola, and corn oil.
Avoid saturated fats
Avoid saturated fats. Most ingested cholesterol comes from animal and dairy products. Select lean meat with minimal visible fat. Drink nonfat milk.
Get food recommendations
Get specific cholesterol-lowering food recommendations from authoritative resources like the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association.