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LOW FAT DIET - FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

These foods provide fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A. Fruits provide sugar and energy. Vegetables add variety and are low in calories. Chose raw fruits and vegetables more frequently than juices as these contain more fiber. Use fresh or frozen vegetables.

FOOD ALLOWED
AMOUNT FOR 
1 SERVING
FOODS TO AVOID
FRUIT . .
Apple            1 small Fruits packed in heavy syrup
Applesauce  1/2 cup (125 ml) Fruits frozen with sugar
Apricots            2 small .
Banana             1/2 small  .
Berries            1/2 cup .
Strawberries            1 cup .
Cantaloupe            1/4 .
Cherries    1/2 cup (125 ml) .
Fruit juice (caned or frozen unsweetened no sugar added )    1/2 cup (125 ml) Crystal fruit drinks
Grapes  1/2 cup (125 ml) .
Grapefruit            1/2 small .
Mixed fruit   1/2 cup (125 ml) .
Orange            1 small .
Peach            1 small .
Pineapple  1 slice, (125 ml) .
Plums            2 small .
Prunes            2 small .
Raisins     2 tbsp (30 ml) .
VEGETABLES . Avocados
Juice (vegetable)     1 cup (250 ml) .
Fresh or frozen . Buttered, creamed or deep fried vegetables
Peas      1/2 to 1 cup 
  (125 to 250 ml)
Vegetables that contain fat (e.g. ready-to-boil in cream sauce).
Carrots  . .
Beets . .
Squash . .
Turnips . .
Parsnips . .

EXTRAS = FREE = UNLIMITED
Asparagus, bean sprouts, yellow or green beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsley, red pepper, yellow or green pepper, radish, rhubarb, spinach, tomato, vegetable marrow, zucchini.

Changing what you eat and method of food preparation can reduce significantly your blood cholesterol level. If the cholesterol level does not come down after a few months, your physician may recommend a much stricter diet. If, despite your honest efforts, you must take medication, your good eating habits may let you reduce the quantity.

Our pages are created to provide medically accurate information that is intended to complement, not replace or substitute in any way the services of your physician. Any application of the recommendations set forth in the following pages is at the reader's discretion and sole risk. Before undergoing medical treatment, you should consult with your doctor, who can best assess your individual needs, symptoms and treatment. 

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