HEALTH FEATURE ARCHIVE
This tip sheet, organized according to food groups, is a guide to choosing a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. The chart lists the number of servings recommended for each day plus examples of typical serving sizes. Click on individual food groups for more information.
TLC Diet Tip Sheet
|Food Group||Number of Servings||Serving Size|
|Lean Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Dry Beans||≤ 5 ounces per day (leanest cuts only)||
|Eggs||≤ 2 yolks a week*||
|Lowfat Milk, Yogurt and Cheese||2-3||
|Fats and Oils||≤ 6-8*||
|Breads, Cereals, Pasta, Rice and Other Grains||6-11||
|Sweets and Snacks
||Now and then|
*Includes food preparation; for fats and oils also includes salad dressings and nuts.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Tip Sheet: TLC Diet Daily Food Guide.<http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd/Tipsheets/daily.htm>
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Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2010