Top 10 Tips to Help Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 10:10:44 PM Pacific/Auckland

Top 10 Tips to Help Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

10 tips to help keep your cholesterol

Our pharmacists’ top 10 tips to help keep your cholesterol in check:

1) Only drink alcohol in moderation.

2) Exercise regularly – take up a sport or add active habits to your days like afternoon walk or gym session.

3) Avoid/quit smoking.

4) Eat less saturated fat – choose lean meat (chicken breasts over thighs), reduced fat dairy products and limit other foods that are high in saturated fat (e.g cakes, fast food & processed food).

5) Eat carbohydrates with low GI index – e.g. whole grain bread, brown rice, long grain rice, beans and soy product.

6) Eat oily fish (fish that are high in omega 3) – e.g. Salmon, mackerel or sardines regularly.

7) Snack on raw nuts (rich in unsaturated fat) – rather than chocolate or chips.

8) Eat more fruit and vegetables – ideally at least 5 servings a day.

9) Use less salt and sugar in cooking.

10) Have your cholesterol checked regularly by your GP.

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