List of allowed and forbidden foods for those who suffer from high cholesterol

Cholesterol can be good or bad. Bad cholesterol is known as LDL cholesterol because it transfers 75 percent of fat (50 percent cholesterol) in the blood, and is a major carrier of cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is good because it contains 50 percent of proteins and only 20 percent of cholesterol. Experts have identified several foods to reduce blood fat and cholesterol, such as: Apples, Artichokes, Garlic, Beans, Cereal and Celery. We represent you here the list of foods that are recommended for those with high cholesterol and those that are forbidden for them.

Type of food
Recommended foods
Foods to avoid

Bread and pastry
Black bread, whole grain bread, graham / up to 2 slices per day or 2 small pastries, oatmeal and other cereals; don’t eat bread with rice and pasta.
White bread and pastry, puff pastry, pasta with butter, potato chips, potato dough.

Meat products
Skinless poultry meat except ducks and geese, fish, veal, beef, cooked lamb, venison, sardine oil-free, egg white
Fatty meats particularly pork, oily beef, offal, all processed pork, egg yolk

Dairy products

Skim milk, yogurt, sour cow's milk, lowfat cheeses in small amounts
Whole milk, sour cream, cream, full-fat cheese, butter, margarine
All kinds of vegetables prepared without fat, all types of salads

Apple, cherry, pear, plum, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, raspberry, blackberry, currant, blueberry, strawberry
Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, dates, raisins, bananas, cantaloupe, watermelon, dried and candied fruit, coconut, avocado, all kinds of canned fruit with sugar, sweet tropical fruit.
Fat & Oils
Vegetable and olive oil
Lard, butter and margarine

Marmalade for diabetics in small amounts
Pastries, cakes, cookies, chocolate, candy, honey, sugar, ice cream, pancakes

Black coffee, tea with artificial sweetener or sugar, mineral water, fruit juices without added sugar
All kinds of juices with added sugar, all alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, cocoa and chocolate

Salt, pepper, mustard, oregano, vinegar, cumin and other herbal spices

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