Controlling cholesterol is not just about cutting out fat, but choosing the right kinds of fat.
Namely, unsaturated fats, as they can actually reduce LDL in our body.
Some good unsaturated fats to keep in mind are extra virgin olive oil, oily fish (think salmon, sardines, anchovies, herring, trout, tuna and mackerel), nuts (avoid the salted, roasted kind!) and avocados.
Flaxseed (also known as linseeds) are also rich in omega-3 and unsaturated fat.
They come as whole seeds, or milled into a fine powder. They are delicious sprinkled on cereal or salad, as well as mixed into a smoothies.