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 .
The TLC diet is a low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol diet that recommends that
- Less than 7% of calories come from
- Cholesterol from food be limited to less than 200 mg per day
- You consume only enough to maintain a desirable weight and to avoid weight gain
If you follow these dietary guidelines and your cholesterol is not lowered enough, you can try increasing the amount of 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.
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