Healthy eating

What we eat can have a big effect on our cholesterol and triglyceride levels, so making changes to your diet is one of the most important things you can do to help yourself.  But a healthy diet does not have to be boring, there are lots of fantastic recipes and eating plans on our website for you to try out.

What is a healthy diet?

A heart healthy diet is one that is rich in vegetables, pulses, fruits, nuts and whole grains. Modest portions of lean meat, poultry, white and oily fish, soya foods, low fat dairy products and vegetable based spreads and oils also play an important role in a heart healthy diet, being low in saturated fat and rich in a range of other essential nutrients. 

Adding in cholesterol busting foods

Foods fortified with plant sterols and stanols, soluble fibres from oats, barley and pulses, nuts and soya foods all have the ability to help lower cholesterol if eaten in significant quantities and regularly. 

In our Cholesterol & Diet section of our website, you will find information on:

Or visit our healthy living resources for all our healthy eating factsheets and downloads

Email us if you would like a copy of our popular healthy eating guide. 

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