Cholesterol lowering foods - apples

How To Eat More Apples To Help Lower Your Cholesterol

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:-

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Cholesterol Friendly Desserts

Cholesterol-Friendly Salted Chocolate Chia Truffles

These chocolate truffles contain dates, nuts and seeds, all of which help to lower cholesterol and provide tons of nutrients. They also contain 70% dark chocolate, which can help to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol when eaten in moderation.

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Cholesterol-Friendly Recipes

A Delicious Cholesterol-Reducing Salmon Filo Pie

Experts recommend eating at least two servings of oily fish a week to keep your heart healthy. Oily fish, like salmon, is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help to increase good cholesterol (HDL), reducing the risk of heart disease.

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Cholesterol Friendly Dinners

Super Quick Cholesterol-Friendly Beef & Mushroom Stir Fry

If you’re looking for a super quick and simple cholesterol-friendly recipe for a weeknight dinner, then this should fit the bill nicely! This delicious beef stir fry is high in protein and nutrients, and is also low in saturated fat, making it a great cholesterol-friendly meal.

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The Ultimate Cholesterol-Friendly Food List

When I first found out I had high cholesterol I thought I’d be really limited in terms what I could eat. I knew oats and beans were key for reducing cholesterol naturally, so I was imagining a life of bland porridge, boring bean salads and tasteless stews. But (thankfully!) after doing lots of research, I discovered there are actually tons of foods that fit into a cholesterol-friendly diet, and lots of delicious ways to cook them.

Here’s a list of the cholesterol-friendly foods I eat on a regular basis (click here for a printable version):-

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8 ways to eat more cholesterol reducing beans

8 Simple 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 can be hugely beneficial for your health.

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Cholesterol friendly lunches

The 5 Minute Superfood Salad That Will Help To Lower Your Cholesterol

I used to avoid salads at all costs because I always thought they were boring, and they never left me feeling satisfied. But now that I’m trying to keep my cholesterol low, I’ve realised that salads are a great way to fit lots of cholesterol-reducing foods into one meal.

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Eating less saturated fat to help lower cholesterol

How To Increase Your Good Cholesterol (HDL)

A lot of cholesterol diet advice focuses on reducing bad cholesterol (LDL), however it’s also hugely beneficial to raise your levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – the “good” cholesterol. Experts believe HDL acts as a scavenger, carrying bad cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it is broken down and passed from the body.

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Cholesterol friendly breakfasts

10 Simple Ways To Make Your Lunches More Cholesterol Friendly

When I started my cholesterol-lowering mission, I decided against transforming my diet completely because I think if you change too much, then it’s probably not going to be sustainable.

I’ve seen friends go on diets where they’ve basically replaced everything they normally eat with completely different foods that they would never normally choose to eat. Read More »