Try to replace foods containing saturated fats with small amounts of foods high in unsaturated fats, such as:
- Oily fish – such as mackerel and salmon
- Nuts – such as almonds and cashews
- Seeds – such as sunflower and pumpkin seeds
- Vegetable oils and spreads – such as rapeseed or vegetable oil, sunflower, olive, corn and walnut oils
Trans fats can also raise cholesterol levels, warns the health site. Trans fats can be found naturally in small amounts in some foods, such as animal products, including meat, milk and dairy foods.
In addition to following a healthy diet, exercise has also been shown to help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol.
It is branded the “good” cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of harmful cholesterol from your bloodstream.
Published at Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:03:00 +0000