Take control of your Cholesterol with these easy to follow simple steps

How can I lower my cholesterol?

  • Get down to a healthy weight - being overweight means your heart has to work harder to pump blood around the body.
  • Eat oily fish twice a week.
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • Eat more wholegrain cereals and breads, plenty of jacket potatoes and rice and pasta.
  • Choose lean meats.
  • Trim fat off meat and skin off chicken.
  • Drain oil from cooked dishes containing minced meat.
  • Choose low-fat dairy products.
  • Choose low-fat spreads made from sunflower or olive oil.
  • Choose less foods from the top shelf of the Food Pyramid.
  • Use low-fat healthy ways of cooking, like grilling or oven-baking, instead of frying.

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