Originally Published: February 26, 2014 6 p.m.
The American Heart Association is observing Heart Health Month throughout February to alert people that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, even though this disease is controllable and preventable. Today's tip: True or False? Eggs, dairy, and meat are bad for you. If you've been diagnosed with high cholesterol you should completely eliminate eggs, meat, and dairy from your diet, right? Not necessarily, says the Healthline website. While reducing the amount of unhealthy fats you consume is vital to lowering your high cholesterol, you don't have to completely rid your diet of eggs, meat, and dairy products to make it more cholesterol-friendly. You can still enjoy these foods, but on certain conditions. How you prepare these foods, how often you eat them, and substituting them in for healthier options allows you to incorporate these foods into your diet in a healthy way.