High cholesterol: Include this superfood in your diet to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol: Include this superfood in your diet to lower cholesterol

According the British Heart Foundation, you should try to eat:

  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • Plenty of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta. Choose whole grain varieties wherever possible
  • Some milk and dairy products
  • Some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of Protein
  • Only a small amount of foods and drinks high in fats and/or sugar.

Foods to avoid

You should specifically avoid eating too much saturated fat as it can increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood, which can increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease, warns the BHF.

Foods high in saturated fat include:

  • Meat pies, sausages and fatty meat
  • Butter, lard and ghee
  • Cream and hard cheese, like cheddar
  • Cakes and biscuits
  • Food that contains coconut oil or palm oil

Unsaturated fats, which can be monounsaturated fats (for example olive oil, rapeseed oil, almonds, unsalted cashews and avocado) or polyunsaturated fats (including sunflower oil and vegetable oil, walnuts, sunflower seeds and oily fish) are a healthier choice, notes the BHF.

Published at Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:53:00 +0000