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How to Read Food Labels for Healthy Eating : Cholesterol Levels on Food Labels

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Hi I’m Brenda Thompson registered dietitian and owner of Life Skills Nutrition In this segment. I’m going to talk about cholesterol found on the food label.

If you want to find out about the amount of cholesterol in the food that you are consuming, you want to look here under cholesterol.

This food contains zero milligrams of cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in animal products and it’s recommended that no one consumes more than three hundred milligrams per day.

If you look here at the food guide, pyramid cholesterol is not found in grains, vegetables or fruits.

It is found in some oils that are made from animal sources such as butter and lard.

Also it’s found in milk and other dairy products, And it’s definitely found in meats.

So choosing lean meats with no skin on the poultry is a great way to decrease your cholesterol.

Also eating poultry, that is white meat instead of dark meat, is another great way to decrease the cholesterol Decreasing.

Your cholesterol, in your diet, helps prevent against heart disease and also complications associated with diabetes and keeps people healthy in the long run. .

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