Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium)

Eating a Healthy Diet
Eating a Healthy Diet
The Keys to Eating Right

The Keys to Eating Right

If it seems like there’s nothing but detours on the road to a healthier diet, we understand. And we want to help. Because making the right choices now can help you steer your cholesterol in the right direction. It may even be able to help you slow plaque buildup in your arteries.

Back To Basics

If your cholesterol level is too high, your doctor or nutritionist may recommend the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, developed by the (glossary term)National Institutes of Health.

The TLC diet is a low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol diet that recommends that

If you follow these dietary guidelines and your cholesterol is not lowered enough, you can try increasing the amount of (glossary term)dietary (soluble) fiber in your diet. Certain food products, such as cholesterol-lowering margarines and salad dressings, can be added to the TLC diet to boost its cholesterol-lowering power.

Take a few minutes to read through the pages in this section to learn a few ways you can give your diet a little tender loving care.

Choose It or Lose It?

When negotiating the lanes in the supermarket, there are foods to choose and foods to lose. Check out our quick reference guide to help make healthier choices.

Confusing Food Labels

Did you know that all food labels are standardized? Once you learn to read one food label, you can read them all. And knowing what’s in your food is a good way to know how it can affect your cholesterol. Learn the ins and outs of reading food labels.

Lower Cholesterol Ahead

The stories are true, some foods can actually help lower cholesterol. Discover four types of food that can help lower cholesterol.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The federal government's centralized source for health information and research.
Saturated fat
Saturated fats are usually found in animal products, including fatty meat and dairy products, and are usually solid at room temperature. However, they are also found in some vegetable oils, including coconut and palm oils.
A calorie is a measure of energy that you get from the food you eat. A calorie from food is sometimes called a kilocalorie. There aren't different types of calories—the energy you get from one calorie in a piece of lettuce is the same as the energy you get from one calorie in a piece of meat.
Dietary (soluble) fiber
A type of fiber that is important to your health. It slows digestion and extends the feeling of fullness, and can also lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. This fiber can be found in certain foods, such as peas, beans, and apples.