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  » Diet Information  »  Fat-modified diet for hypercholesterol conditions
Low in saturated fats and cholesterol with increased amounts of polyunsaturated fat. For people with elevated plasma cholesterol.
Foods to be avoided:
Butter and hydrogenated margarines. Use polyunsaturated margarine, e.g. 'Flora'.
Lard, suet, shortenings and cakes, biscuits and pastries made with these.
Fatty meat and visible fat on meat, meat pies, sausages and luncheon meats.
Whole milk and cream.
Chocolate, ice cream (except water ices). Cheese, except low fat cottage cheese.
Coconut and coconut oil.
Eggs - no more than 1 or 2 egg yolks per week, including that used in cooking.
Organ meats - liver, kidneys and brain.
Shellfish and fish roes.
Fried foods unless fried in polyunsaturated oil (like sunflower or corn oil).
otato crisps and most nuts.
Gravy unless made with polyunsaturated oil, and tinned soups.
Salad dressing unless made with polyunsaturated oil.Use:
Polyunsaturated margarine instead of butter.
Polyunsaturated oil, e.g. sunflower or corn oil in place of lard.
Bread, pasta, rice, oatmeal, breakfast cereals
Vegetables and fruit
Poultry (without skin)
Fish (grilled or steamed)
Legumes
Skimmed or 1/2 cream milk
Jam, marmalade, honey, marmite
Tea or coffee
Alcoholic drinks (in moderation)

FURTHER READING ABOUT DIETETICS AND ADDITIONAL DIETS:
Thomas, Briony (ed) 1988 Manual of Dietetic Practice. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.