While certain aspects of your cholesterol levels are genetic, there are certain foods that can help lower cholesterol levels and are considered more ‘heart healthy’. Here are some of the best foods to include in your diet to reduce cholesterol:
- foods rich in fibre, like wholegrains, legumes, beans, fruits and vegetables
- omega 3 polyunsaturated fats found in foods like oily fish, chia seeds, nuts and flax seeds
- foods containing monounsaturated fats, like olive oil, avocado and nuts
Here’s one of our favourite low cholesterol diet recipes for you to try out at home, designed by our in-house nutritionist, Alex; proof that low cholesterol foods can be delicious as well as healthy!
Fruit Salad with Fat-Free Greek Yoghurt
Preparation time: 10 mins
Nutrients per serving:
Greek yoghurt is loaded with high-quality protein, low in fat and a filling dessert option. The berries we will use are loaded with plant phenolic compounds which can help prevent harmful damage to fats and help to lower your blood sugar after you eat and lower the amount of fat circulating in your blood. A bowl full of a guilt-free, vegetarian dessert!
- 250g fat-free Greek-style yoghurt
- 200g frozen mixed berries
- 50g fresh blueberries
- 50g fresh cherries
- 1 tsp honey
- 20g chopped walnuts
- Mix the honey into the Greek yoghurt and microwave your frozen berries for 45 seconds
- Add all the fruit to the yoghurt, and sprinkle on the nuts and more honey if you have a sweet tooth!
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Last updated: 17 September 2020