Diet and Cholesterol

Dietary factors have been known to contribute to cardiovascular health for decades. This area continues to be a major area of research into human health. Components of diet can also affect cholesterol levels, so it is natural to discuss both topics...


 

 

Table 4: SAMPLE ITEMS FROM A HEART-HEALTHY DIET
WHOLE GRAINS
Brown rice Oatmeal
Wild rice Quinoa
Whole wheat flour Beans
Barley
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Sweet potatoes Tomatoes
Spinach Carrots
Broccoli Peppers
Asparagus Avocado
Leafy green lettuces
LEAN MEAT AND PROTEINS
Lean cuts of beef Shellfish
Chicken Salmon
Turkey Halibut
Buffalo Tuna
Venison Nuts
FOODS TO AVOID (OR USE SPARINGLY)
Cuts of beef with high fat content
Fried foods Cream
Butter White bread
Whole milk White rice

 

 

 

 

DR. RAYMOND BASRI, MD, FACP, is in the private practices of internal medicine and diagnostic cardiology in Middletown, NY. Dr. Basri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and president of the Mid-Hudson Section. He received the 2008 Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians, of which he is a Fellow. Dr. Basri also is clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College, attending physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center and on the consulting staff in cardiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. He is a member of the Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company in Middletown and a deputy fire coordinator for Orange County. Dr. Basri is the senior physician of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT NY-4). He is a senior aviation medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and chief physician for Health & Safety Specialists in Medicine, which does onsite medical examinations for the fire service and consultant to FirePhysicals.com. ERIC BERGMAN, PA-C, is a physician assistant practicing internal medicine at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. He earned a bachelor of science degree in allied health from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Albany Medical College. He is a member of the Killingworth, CT, Volunteer Fire Company; a past company officer and life member of the Avon, CT, Volunteer Fire Department; and a past member of the Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department in Colonie, NY.