Which cooking oils lower cholesterol

Which Cooking Oils Help To Lower Cholesterol?

Many cooking oils naturally contain healthy unsaturated fats that can help to lower cholesterol when used as a replacement for other cooking fats, like butter and palm oil.

Here are my 4 favourite cholesterol-lowering cooking oils:-
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Best bread for low cholesterol diet

Which types of bread are the best for lowering cholesterol?

If you love bread then you’ll be pleased to hear that most types of bread are cholesterol-friendly, so are great for a low cholesterol diet. More than that, many types of bread actively¬†lower cholesterol because they’re rich in dietary fibre.

The two main things I look out for when choosing cholesterol-friendly bread are:-

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How to lower cholesterol

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Lowering Cholesterol

I get asked lots of questions from my blog readers about lowering cholesterol, so I thought it would be helpful to put the most commonly asked questions into one blog post, along with my answers. So here goes.

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Cholesterol friendly margarines

What are the best margarines/spreads for a cholesterol diet?

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 »

Should You Worry About Your Cholesterol During Pregnancy?

I’m 15 weeks pregnant and was a bit worried about my cholesterol during my first trimester as my cholesterol-friendly diet went completely and utterly out of the window! From about 6 weeks, I went off meat, vegetables and salad, and was also absolutely knackered in the evenings, so stopped cooking proper meals for a while.

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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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statins side effects

What are the side effects of statins?

Doctors often prescribe statins for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. In fact it feels as if¬†they are handed out like sweets these days, because so many of my parent’s generation take them. I guess we’re very lucky to have access to medication that will help to lower our cholesterol, but I’m wondering if we should be resorting to statins so readily.

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