Reducing cholesterol

Keep your levels in check with these 7 top tips!

High cholesterol is mainly caused by lack of exercise, eating fatty food, drinking alcohol and smoking. These 7 top tips will help you keep on top of things:

1. Limit your intake of foods that contain high levels of saturated fat such as full-fat dairy products (milk, cheese, cream, yoghurt), pastries, biscuits, cakes and foods high in coconut oil, palm oil or ghee.

2. High fibre foods such as oats, peas, beans, pulses, nuts, fruit and vegetables are great, include these in your balanced diet!

3. Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout or tuna are good for you too! 

4. Then there’s the classic rule: be sure to eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

5. Use olive oil for salad dressings – polyunsaturated fats can have a positive impact on your health when eaten in moderation.

6. It’s useful to know that cholesterol from eggs, liver and kidneys and some seafoods have little effect on your blood

cholesterol levels.

7. As well as maintaining a healthy balanced diet, make time for exercise and reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.


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