A heart-friendly diet
Saturated and trans-fats found in cakes, full-fat daily products and processed meats can all contribute to high cholesterol. At Herbalife, we don’t believe in depriving yourself of the flavours you love; try healthy food swaps to reduce the likelihood of developing high cholesterol.
Out with the:
- Ready-to-eat snacks like crisps. They are often high in cholesterol-raising saturated fats, salt and sugar.
- Frying/roasting your food. The cooking oils often contain a lot of unhealthy fat.
- Processed meat. Try the leaner cuts of red meat instead; they have less saturated fat.
- Refined ‘white’ carbohydrates found in cakes, pastries, white bread, white pasta, etc.
In with the:
- Healthy snacks with mono and polyunsaturated fat; choose nuts, seeds, soy beans or olives
- Poaching, grilling, steaming and boiling your food – this means you won’t consume unnecessary unhealthy fat.
- Oily fish such as salmon for heart-healthy fats and Omega-3s, or lean poultry. Soy and whey protein are great alternative protein sources.
- Fibre – wholegrains, oats, fruits and vegetables are naturally high in plant sterols and stanols; shown to reduce levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.*
*Gylling H, Plat J, Turley S, Ginsberg HN, Ellegård L, Jessup W, Jones PJ, Lütjohann D, Maerz W, Masana L, Silbernagel G, Staels B, Borén J, Catapano AL, De Backer G, Deanfield J, Descamps OS, Kovanen PT, Riccardi G, Tokgözoglu L, Chapman MJ; European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel on Phytosterols. Plant sterols and plant stanols in the management of dyslipidaemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis 2014; 232(2): 346-60.