What diet should I follow to gain weight without affecting my cholesterol?

Thanks again for the prompt reply and the very useful information. I liked your message especially because it is very encouraging. It suits my kind of age, health, and situation. We sometimes use olive oil too, but mostly Canola oil and some margarine (Canola oil or corn oil) only on Saturday and Sunday with...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with patients who have heart disease or high cholesterol in my area?

I am looking for a dietitian who works with patients who have heart disease or high cholesterol. Where can I find one in my area? If you are looking for a dietitian with expertise in cardiovascular (heart) disease go to Find a Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionist (SCAN) and click on your state on the...

My husband is on blood thinners after angioplasty surgery. Is there a difference in Romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce?

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. In the discharge papers I had to look for the info that I found. Also I saw what they sent him on his hospital tray for meals. All the other information I got, I searched the Internet. It was so difficult due to the fact...

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol?

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol? My father died of a heart attack and my family has a lot of heart problems. I'm only 36 years old and I really like butter. Is it that important I use margarine because I don't use much butter at all on my food. Since I cannot recommend specific...

Are eggs really bad for you because they’re high in cholesterol?

Are eggs really bad for you because they're high in cholesterol? I wanted to try that egg diet but was afraid of how many eggs it tells you to eat. Eggs are not bad for you, but egg yolks are high in cholesterol. The latest nutritional analysis by the USDA shows that a large egg...

How do you determine the saturated fat in broiling as opposed to other methods of cooking?

Because of high cholesterol and high triglycerides, I am trying to stick to a diet that is low in saturated fat. The other night I cooked 1/2 chicken breast. The nutrition book that I have shows that breast to have 250 calories and 3.86 grams of saturated fat. Unfortunately, the book does not tell...

I have heard about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is.

I have been hearing a lot about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is. Is it the same as hydrogenated fat? Polyunsaturated oils that are hydrogenated can contain some trans fat, but it depends on the hydrogenation process that was used. Trans fat results when healthy polyunsaturated oil (soybean)...

I have cut down on as much fat as I can. What can I do to get my cholesterol down?

My question was over 1 1/2 years ago my doctor put me on medication because of my high cholesterol. It was 347. The doctor put me on Mevacor. It brought my cholesterol down to 189 along with going on a low-fat diet. Then the doctor changed my pills to Lescol and each time he...

I wonder what type of foods I can consume to lower my bad cholesterol.

I am a 20-year-old male and I am currently wondering what type of foods I can consume to help lower my bad cholesterol because I am constantly seeing commercials about this topic, and would love a legitimate answer! You would be young to have high cholesterol in your blood unless you have a genetic cause....

How much cholesterol is okay to consume on a daily basis?

I just did the Healthy Body Calculator and I had just one question. It stated that I should have as low as possible cholesterol intake daily, but the problem is I have a cholesterol count of 237 (175 of which is the bad cholesterol). Given that, how much cholesterol is okay to consume on...

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