Beans are rich in cholesterol-lowering dietary fibre, so the more you include in your diet the better. The good news is that they’re inexpensive and really easy to fit into your normal meals.
A lot of people with high cholesterol just focus on reducing the amount of saturated fat in their diet to lower their cholesterol. However, to get the best results, it’s recommended that those with high cholesterol also eat more foods that actively lower cholesterol.
Some meats and dairy products are high in saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol levels if eaten frequently. Therefore, if you have high cholesterol, it’s best to eat more plant proteins, oily fish, lean meats and low fat dairy products instead.
Here’s a list of cholesterol-lowering foods that you can keep in your kitchen cupboard to give you plenty of options for meals and snacks:-
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:-
As I’m due to give birth in a couple of months, I’m planning to cook a load of cholesterol-friendly meals to stick in the freezer, so that we don’t need to worry about cooking during the first few weeks.
I’ll start this blog post by saying that, since I started my cholesterol-lowering plan, I’ve massively reduced the amount of butter and other spreads in my diet. One reason is because a lot of them are high in saturated fat, which can increase cholesterol, and the other reason is because the meals and snacks I now eat a lot of don’t need butter or margarine.
But if you love your daily morning toast, or don’t like the thought of eating a sandwich without spread, then there are still a few options that can fit into a cholesterol-lowering diet:-Read More »
Low cholesterol eating can be easier than you think. These simple food swaps will help to reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet, and increase the amount of dietary fibre, both of which can help to lower your cholesterol:-
Lots of people have asked me what I ate to reduce my cholesterol so much last year, so I thought it would be useful to write a blog post including a list of all the things I ate on a daily basis.