Which foods can help lower cholesterol?
To lower your cholesterol, eat foods that are high in fibre, like fruit and vegetables.
Other good sources of fibre include:
- wholemeal bread or wholegrain cereal
- potatoes (with the skins left on)
- beans, peas or lentils (pulses)
Instead of foods containing saturated fats, try eating more foods that contain unsaturated fats, like:
- fish, especially oily fish like salmon or mackerel
- nuts, like almonds or walnuts
- seeds, like sunflower or flax seeds
- vegetable oil or vegetable oil spread
Talk to your nurse or doctor about creating a cholesterol diet plan. There are lots of websites online (like the NHS), which feature low cholesterol recipes or menus in order to help you follow your diet plan.