A comprehensive low cholesterol food list could be the secret to one’s success on dieting. Rather than listing only foods low in cholesterol and leaving out the undesirable ones, why don’t you come up with a list of all the foods you enjoy eating, in a hierarchy? This way you are not truly leaving the “sinful” food choices, and feel deprived too. This approach on how to control cholesterol can be adapted by patients who are having a hard time sticking to strictly outlined diet plans. Below is an example of a low cholesterol food list:
1. No Cholesterol Foods – All plant foods are cholesterol free. Some might be high in oil and calorie content but oils from plants are the good and healthy oil and those high in calorie content like avocados and bananas are relatively filling. You can indulge foods in this list. Try to incorporate plant foods in your entire menu, and in coming up with low cholesterol recipes.
a. Fruits – Avocados, Peaches, Oranges, Pineapples, Mangoes, Watermelons, Berries, Grapes and Bananas
b. Vegetables – Cabbage, Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Carrots, Squash, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Corn, Cucumber, Turnips, Peppers, Olives, Onions and Tomatoes
c. Legumes, Peas and Beans – Lima, Pinto, White, Black Eyed Peas, Split, Mung, Chickpeas, Soy, Lentils and Kidney Beans.
d. Herbs and Spices – Dill, sage, rosemary, chilli, peppers, chives, vanilla, cloves and basil.
e. Grains and Cereal – Bran, oats, barley, rice, bulgur, quinoa and whole wheat.
2. Cholesterol Lowering Foods – this list would include foods that are instrumental on how to lower cholesterol naturally. This is a special list as the foods aren’t only low in cholesterol; they actually help in lowering the cholesterol in your body. Except for the nuts and olive oils, foods in this list can be consumed as much as you like:
– Apples, all nuts, garlic, fish, brown rice, olive oil, oatmeal, cinnamon and soybeans.