Low Cholesterol Diet

This is a special diet with low fat and low cholesterol content. The food items are cooked with minimum amount of oil. Foods high in cholesterol content are to be avoided.

This diet is usually used for the condition of Obesity/ Hyperlipidemia/ Cardio vascular diseases/ certain types of cancer.

 There are different kinds of fat in foods: 

The fat in a balanced diet should provide 20-25% of total energy (i.e. 10-20gms). However, young children can utilize & need extra amount of good fats.

 MEAL PLANNING

Planning meals to meet the recommended fat intakes doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few suggestions:

MONOUNSATURATED FAT (CAN INCLUDE THESE IN EVERYDAY EATING) 

 POLY UNSATURATED FAT (can include these in everyday eating)

Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Linoleic acid

Leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains, safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil.

Arachidonic acid

Pork fat, poultry fat, Meats or can be made in the body from linoleic acid.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Linolenic acid

Canola oil, soybeans/products made from soybeans (oil, tofu, tempeh, soyburgers), walnuts, wheat germ, margarine and shortening made from canola and soybean oil, Marine sources include fish, especially oily fish such as Atlantic salmon, mackerel, Southern blue fin tuna, trevally and sardines and butternuts.

EPA and DHA

Human milk, shellfish, fish (mackerel, tuna, salmon, bluefish, mullet, sturgeon, menhaden, anchovy, herring, trout sardines), or can be made from linolenic acid.

 

FOODS HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL CONTENT TO BE AVOIDED ARE:

 

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