Low Cholesterol Diets & High Cholesterol Foods

Cholesterol and Our Diets

Eating an excess of saturated fat expands cholesterol levels. In any case, research has demonstrated that eliminating saturated fat and supplanting it with ordinary nourishments that contain more unsaturated fat can enhance our cholesterol levels.

Food that increase cholesterol

Eating an excessive amount of saturated fat expands cholesterol levels. This is the reason it is best to confine the measure of things we eat that are high in saturated fats, for example,



Hard margarines

Lard, dripping and goose fat

Fatty meat and meat products such as sausages

Full fat cheese, milk, cream and yogurt

Coconut and palm oils and coconut cream

Furthermore, numerous foods, for example, milk chocolate, toffee, cakes, puddings, baked goods, pies and rich bread rolls, which are produced using the rundown above, can likewise expand cholesterol.

Food that naturally help to lower cholesterol

Plants don’t contain cholesterol and are normally low in saturated fat so vegetables and other plant-based nourishments ought to include consistently in an eating regimen to lower cholesterol. These incorporate oat grains, grain natural product, vegetables, soya sustenance and beverages, beans and heartbeats, nuts and seeds, for example,


Oat bran

Oat breakfast oats

Bread made with half oat flour or oat wheat


Pearl grain

Heated beans

Adzuki beans, dark beans, dark peered toward peas, margarine beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lima beans, mung beans, naval force beans, pinto beans, split peas, white beans

Red lentils, green lentils

Vegetables rich in dissolvable fiber, for example, okra, citrus organic products, turnip, sweet potato and mango

Unsalted soya nuts (additionally called cooked soya beans)

Soya contrasting option to drain

Soya contrasting option to yogurt

Soya mince/pieces


Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, cashews, peanuts (constantly unsalted)

You may have read or heard about avoiding foods which are naturally rich in cholesterol. These include eggs, liver and kidneys, and seafood such as prawns. Whilst we do get some of our cholesterol from these animal foods – most of us don’t need to limit these because they are also low in saturated fat.  If in doubt talk to your health care professional or call or email our cholesterol helpline.


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