While recent research is showing that the negative association between fat and poor health is not as simple as was once believed, this doesn’t mean eating steak for dinner every night is the best choice. On the other hand, a fat-free diet is by no means the healthiest way to eat.
If your cholesterol report is less-than-stellar, your doctor has probably already told you to examine and adjust your diet. It’s disheartening to hear that what you love to munch on may not love you back, but don’t despair—food can also have a positive effect on cholesterol.
You know that you need to control your cholesterol levels to cut your heart disease risk. But since cholesterol isn’t something we can see or feel, like weight gain, it’s easy to forget about it and focus instead on increasing the speed on the treadmill or decreasing the number on the scale.