The ultimate cholesterol-friendly grocery list (1/11)

Arm your kitchen with these cholesterol-lowering ingredients


For the cupboard

• Canned beans, such as black, white, pinto, garbanzo, and kidney
• Dried fruits, such as figs, raisins, prunes, apricots, and dates
• Whole wheat flour for baking
• Apple sauce for baking
• A good bottle of virgin or extra virgin olive oil
• Canola oil
• Canned salmon and water-packed tuna
• Canned clams
• Canned sardines
• Canned fruit packed in its own juices or in light syrup
• Quick-cooking or old-fashioned oatmeal, but not the instant kind
• Whole grain mix for pancakes and waffles
• Cans of chopped tomatoes flavored with herbs, onions, or garlic for tossing with pasta
• Peanut butter (the natural kind, made without hydrogenated oil or added sugar)
• Jarred artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, and flavorful spreads, all of which can add pizzazz to pasta, rice, couscous, or other grain

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