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  • Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. There are two main types – known as good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL).
  • To reduce your levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, choose a variety of foods from the five food groups, and limit sugary, fatty and salty takeaway meals and snacks.
  • Replace foods containing saturated fats and trans-fats with those that contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats by choosing healthier fats and oils such as olive or canola oil, nuts, seeds, fish and avocado.
  • Include foods containing fibre by choosing vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, nuts and seeds every day.
  • Have your cholesterol and triglycerides checked by your doctor regularly.

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Reviewed on: 15-06-2018