Breakfast cereals aren’t always the healthiest breakfast choice, but they’re fine to include in a low cholesterol diet as long as you choose the right ones. There are two things to check on the back of your cereal box to see whether it’s cholesterol-friendly:-
Oats are one of the top foods for lowering cholesterol, and the best thing is that they’re incredibly cheap. They’re also really versatile and have a low glycemic index, so will keep you feeling full for longer.
I try to eat oats every day to help lower my cholesterol and keep it low. Here are some of my favourite ways to eat them:-
This is a great cheat’s recipe (if you can even call it a recipe!) that’s really quick and easy to prepare. I have this breakfast a couple of times a week, and find it keeps me full until lunch, plus it helps to lower cholesterol as it contains these four cholesterol-reducing foods:-
One of my absolute favourite things in the world to eat is warm toast smothered in melted butter. The thing is, while it tastes amazing, it never really keeps me full for long, so I always end up feeling hungry an hour later. And because butter is so high in saturated fat, it’s not something I can eat as often as I used to. So I’ve found alternative toast toppings that taste just as good, but also help to lower my cholesterol at the same time:-Read More »
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to fit lots of cholesterol-reducing foods into your daily diet. This smoothie contains 4 of the top cholesterol-lowering foods:-
Eating more oats can do wonders for your cholesterol levels, as oats are rich in dietary fibre, which reduces the amount of cholesterol in your blood. I try to eat oats every day, so I’m constantly experimenting with new ways to fit them into my daily diet. Here are some of my favourites:-
Apples are one of the top cholesterol-lowering foods. They’re also full of nutrients and antioxidants, so an apple a day really could help keep the doctor away. Here are some cholesterol-friendly suggestions to include more in your daily diet:-
Eggs contain a lot of cholesterol, but studies have shown that the cholesterol found in food has much less of an effect on blood cholesterol than the amount of saturated fat you eat. As eggs contain lots of vitamins and minerals, and are such a good source of high quality protein, they definitely shouldn’t be avoided if you have high cholesterol. But it’s still recommended that they’re eaten in moderation (see this blog post for details).
Breakfast is a great opportunity to fit lots of cholesterol-reducing foods into your daily diet. I try to include at least one of these in my breakfast every morning:-
- Sunflower/chia seeds
- Ground flaxseeds
- Baked beans
- Soya yoghurt
I love long, lazy weekend breakfasts. I eat pretty much the same thing every morning during the week, so I like trying something different on Saturdays and Sundays to keep things interesting. My current favourite is a pancake that I invented when I first found out I had high cholesterol. It’s really easy to make, and doesn’t involve much preparation, which leaves lots of time to eat, relax and enjoy not having to go to work.