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Choose foods low in saturated fat

All foods that contain fat have different mixtures of saturated and unsaturated fats. Saturated fat raises your LDL (bad) cholesterol level more than anything else you eat. It is found in greatest amounts in foods from animals, such as fatty cuts of meat, poultry with the skin, whole-milk dairy products, and in tropical oils like coconut, palm kernel and palm oils. Most other vegetable oils are low in saturated fats. The best way to reduce your blood cholesterol level is to choose foods low in saturated fat. One way to do this is by choosing foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods and low fat or non fat dairy products, which are naturally low in fat. Also, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are high in starch and fiber, which can help reduce your blood cholesterol.


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