Milk and yogurt are rich in calcium and protein. Choose fat-free, low-fat, and reduced-fat varieties as often as possible.
Each serving from this list contains 15 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fat, 0 grams protein, and 60 calories. Fruits are good sources of fiber, regardless if they are fresh, frozen, or dried. Fruit juices contain very little fiber; choose fruits instead of juices whenever possible. When using canned fruit, choose fruit packed in its own juice or light syrup.
Cholesterol is, at best, a “secondary” risk factor because the primary risk factor determining your cardiovascular status is the weakness and instability of your blood vessel walls. Elevated blood levels of cholesterol and other blood risk factors are not the cause of cardiovascular diseases but are the consequence of developing the disease.