I have slightly high cholesterol: 219. My doctor told me to cut out a lot of my carbs. I've been looking at cholesterol content in all my foods & making the bulk of my meals have been salads. I'm just wondering if the looking at cholesterol % on food is the right way to calculate my cholesterol in take? Should I avoid potatoes & bagels? My doctor had said cut down on carbs, but I love them & my bagels say no cholesterol?
I know more fruits & vegetables, grains & etc. I changed my pasta to whole wheat, my bread has always been whole wheat & oatmeal w/ fruit. I don't like cheerios or cold cereal in general.
So do carbs have anything to do with my cholesterol? What I'm getting from the answers are that fruits & veggies are good. Pick whole wheat pastas, breads & etc. Margarine vs. butter, nuts, chicken & turkey vs. red meat.