Low-Cholesterol Diet

Low-cholesterol diet

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (“TLC”) cholesterol diet

Low-cholesterol diet

What you eat can make a difference in your cholesterol levels. Making the right choices can help you steer your cholesterol in the right direction and may even be able to help you slow plaque buildup in your arteries.

If your cholesterol level is too high, your doctor or nutritionist may recommend the Therapeutic Lifestyle Diet, or TLC Diet, developed by the National Institutes of Health.

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

  • Less than 7% of your calories should come from saturated fat
  • You should limit the cholesterol from food to less than 200 mg per day
  • You should consume only enough calories to maintain a desirable weight and avoid weight gain
Low-cholesterol diet

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How to read a food label

Food labels can be extremely helpful when you’re adopting a low-cholesterol diet and trying to slow plaque buildup in your arteries.

Hover or click on the different areas of the food label to learn more about each section.

Nutrition Facts

1

Serving Size 1 cup (220g)

Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving

2

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 120

% Daily Value*
 
  • 3 Total Fat 13g 20%
  • 4 Saturated Fat 5g25%
  •  
  • 5 Trans Fat 2g
  • 6
  • Cholesterol 30mg 10%
  • Sodium 660mg 28%
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%
  • 7 Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A  4%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium  15%
  • Iron 4%
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
  • Total Carbohydrate
  • 300g
  • 375g
  • Dietary Fiber
  • 25g
  • 30g

Calories per gram:

  • Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4
 
  • 1
    Serving size: Note that even a small package may contain several servings
  • 2
    Calories: Consume just enough to maintain a desirable weight
  • 3
    Total fat: Try to keep total fat to 30% of your daily calories
  • 4
    Saturated fat: Limit saturated fat to less than 7% of your daily calories
  • 5
    Trans fat: This is a common ingredient in commercial baked goods and snack foods (cookies and crackers)
  • 6
    Cholesterol: keep cholesterol to under 200 mg per day
  • 7
    Dietary (soluble) fiber: Try to eat 5 to 10 grams of dietary fiber per day
  • 8
    % of Daily Value: Footnote indicates the number of calories that Percent Daily Values are based on

Helpful sources for diet and nutrition information

You can learn more from these organizations.They offer information on diet, exercise, nutrition, and more:

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Approved Uses for CRESTOR

When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.

In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.

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