High Cholesterol (TLC) diet
The TLC (or Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2001.
It’s the diet component of greater lifestyle changes including exercise and weight loss. The goal is to lower our LDL cholesterol (or “bad cholesterol”) levels. High cholesterol increases our risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke.
In general, the TLC diet encourages foods with unsaturated fats, lean protein, high fiber, complex carbohydrates and more plant-based foods.