Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium)

Eating a Healthy Diet
Eating a Healthy Diet
Choosing Healthy Foods

Choosing Healthy Foods

8 Foods to Choose, 8 Foods to Lose

So you’re ready to begin making changes to your diet but you’re not sure where to start? Knowing what foods to choose and what foods to lose can help lower your (glossary term)bad (LDL) cholesterol and even help boost your (glossary term)HDL (good) cholesterol.

To get you started, we’ve put together a quick list of things to stock up on (and some to avoid) the next time you’re at the supermarket. The list is based on the guidelines for healthy eating recommended by the folks at the American Heart Association and the (glossary term)National Institutes of Health.

  • Lean red meats
  • Fish
  • Skinless chicken
  • Olive and vegetable oils
  • Whole-grain cereals, pasta, and rice
  • 1% or fat-free milk
  • Low-fat or fat-free yogurt, cheeses, and ice cream
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Fatty red meats
  • Bacon
  • Organ meats
  • Butter and lard
  • Foods with tropical oils such as coconut, palm, or palm kernel
  • Whole milk
  • Whole milk yogurt, cheeses, and ice cream
  • Foods high in saturated fats and/or trans fats

It’s helpful to know what foods you should try to avoid. But sometimes it’s hard to remember exactly the foods to choose and which foods to lose. If you’re ever stumped, turn the package around to check out the food label. All the info you need to keep it straight is on the back.

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LDL is a lipoprotein that carries cholesterol throughout the bloodstream as LDL cholesterol, or LDL-C. If you have too much LDL-C circulating in your bloodstream, it can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries. That's why it's so important to talk to your doctor. As a rule, you want to keep your LDL-C low.
HDL cholesterol is considered "good" because it helps return cholesterol to the liver, where it can be eliminated from the body. As a rule, you want your HDL cholesterol high.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The federal government's centralized source for health information and research.