Diet Tips

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Because diet is an important factor that impacts cholesterol, it is important to eat right. To support a healthy heart, be smart about planning meals with the tips below.

  • Think about calories, ingredients, and what you like!
  • Keep track of your meals and follow your weight loss
  • Shop smart—use a grocery list, read the labels on every food you buy, and stick to food that is part of your healthy diet

Foods to incorporate into your diet3,5

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Grain products (bread, cereal, oatmeal, rice, and pasta, including whole grains)
  • Fat-free and low-fat milk products
  • Lean meats and poultry without skin
  • Fatty fish
  • Beans and peas
  • Nuts and seeds in limited amounts
  • Unsaturated vegetable oils like canola, corn, olive, safflower, and soybean oils

Foods to avoid3

  • Whole milk, cream, and ice cream
  • Butter, egg yolks, and cheese
  • Organ meats (liver, sweetbreads, kidney, and brain)
  • High-fat processed meats (sausage, bologna, salami, and hot dogs)
  • Duck and goose meat (raised for market)
  • Bakery goods made with egg yolks and saturated fats
  • Saturated oils (coconut oil, palm oil, and palm kernel oil)
  • Solid fats (shortening, partially hydrogenated margarine, and lard)
  • Fried foods

SLO-NIACIN® Tablets can help maintain good cholesterol (HDL) within the normal range.*2 With a distinctive polygel® controlled-release system, SLO-NIACIN® Tablets gradually deliver nicotinic acid into the body and are designed to help reduce the incidence of flushing that is sometimes associated with niacin use.


Do not use SLO-NIACIN® Tablets if you have a known sensitivity or allergy to niacin. Do not take niacin unless under your doctor's supervision if you have heart disease (particularly, recurrent chest pain or recent heart attack), gallbladder disease, gout, arterial bleeding, glaucoma, diabetes, impaired liver function, stomach ulcers, or are pregnant or lactating. Before taking 500 mg/day or more, call your doctor. If you are taking high blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering drugs, call your doctor before taking niacin due to possible interactions. Case reports of unexplained muscle-related complaints, including discomfort, weakness, or tenderness, have been documented with HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in combination with niacin. Increased uric acid, glucose, and abnormal liver function tests have been reported in persons taking 500 mg/day or more. Discontinue use and call your doctor immediately if you experience persistent flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, not feeling well), loss of appetite, decreased and dark-colored urine, muscle discomfort or weakness, irregular heartbeat or vision problems. Niacin may cause temporary flushing, itching and tingling, feelings of warmth and headache, particularly when beginning, increasing dosage, or changing brands. This safety information is not all-inclusive. For more information, contact your healthcare provider, or call 502-709-7544.

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking any dietary supplement, and especially before taking 500 mg or more of SLO-NIACIN® daily.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.