Cholesterol lowering foods

The Most Useful Things I’ve Learnt About Lowering Cholesterol

I can’t believe it’s now been over a year since I started my cholesterol-lowering journey and started writing this blog. The last 12 months have flown by so quickly. I had a health check up last Thursday, and I’m pleased to say that my cholesterol hasn’t increased since my last check up – in fact it’s gone down. My total cholesterol is currently 4.3 mmol/L, and my HDL (‘good’) cholesterol is 2.04 mmol/L.

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Cholesterol Friendly Recipes

Cholesterol-Friendly Sun-Dried Tomato, Mushroom & Chicken Fusilli

This tasty pasta dish makes a great comfort meal that’s super healthy and easy to make. It’s also low in saturated fat (even with the grated cheese on top!), making it the perfect cholesterol-friendly dinner.

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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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8 Months into my Low Cholesterol Journey

It’s now been 8 months since I found out I had high cholesterol and had to seriously rethink my food choices. I have to say it’s been a lot easier than I thought it would be to reduce my cholesterol and keep it low, which makes me wonder why doctors are so quick to recommend statins, especially considering all of scary side effects that have been reported.

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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:-

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Cholesterol Friendly M&S Salads

32 Cholesterol-Friendly Shop-Bought Lunches

It’s not always easy finding cholesterol-friendly shop-bought lunches, especially if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read through all of the nutritional information. Traffic light food nutrition labels have made it a lot easier as it means you can immediately see how much saturated fat it contains, which is key when looking for cholesterol-friendly foods.

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Cholesterol Friendly Meals

50 of the Top Cholesterol-Friendly Dinner Recipes

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months searching for recipes that are cholesterol friendly and still taste good. I haven’t found a huge amount of meat-based recipes containing foods like beans that actively lower cholesterol, so I tend to add them myself or have them on the side.

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