Should you avoid eggs if you have high cholesterol?

Should You Avoid Eggs If You Have High Cholesterol?

It was once thought that those with high cholesterol should avoid eggs completely because they contain a lot of cholesterol. But the general consensus now is that the cholesterol found in food has much less of an effect on blood cholesterol than the amount of saturated fat you eat.

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Cholesterol-friendly eating on holiday

8 Simple Tips For Cholesterol-Friendly Eating On Holiday

One of the best things about holidays is trying new foods, so I generally don’t worry too much about sticking to a low cholesterol diet when I’m away. You only live once after-all! But there are still lots of simple ways to fit cholesterol-friendly foods into your holiday eating, without missing out on all the good stuff:-
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8 ways to eat more cholesterol reducing beans

8 of the Best Ways to Add More Cholesterol-Reducing Beans To Your Diet

Beans are one of the best (and cheapest!) things to eat if you have high cholesterol, because they’re rich in cholesterol-lowering soluble fibre. They’re also a good source of protein and contain nutrients like iron and magnesium, so eating them every day will be hugely beneficial for your health.

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Eating less saturated fat to help lower cholesterol

10 Easy Ways To Reduce The Amount of Saturated Fat in Your Diet To Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Reducing the amount of saturated fat in your daily diet can help to lower your cholesterol. Look out for the ‘Saturates’ or ‘sat fat’ number on food nutrition labels. It’s best to mostly eat foods with less than 1.5 grams of saturated fat (per 100 grams).

Eating less saturated fat to help lower cholesterol
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How to lower cholesterol

8 Ways To Reduce Cholesterol Naturally

I got a big wake up call in February. I went for a Vitality health check, mainly because I wanted to complete the non-smokers test to get cashback on my health insurance. I eat a pretty balanced diet, have a healthy BMI (21), don’t drink too much alcohol and I’m fairly active, so I wasn’t too worried about the results.

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