Give your diet a heart healthy makeover
What you consume can have a big impact on your heart health. So We've developed the Ultimate Cholesterol Lowing Plans with Heart UK. A simple, flexible plan to help maintain your cholesterol levels.
Choosing your Heart Healthy fats
Reducing our intake of saturated fats and replacing with unsaturated fat, as part of a healthy diet, can help to lower our cholesterol levels. Why not try some of these simple swaps?
• Try plant based alternatives such as Alpro Soya alternative to milk on your cereal or use Alpro Greek Style Plain alternative to yogurt in place of cream in cooking • Cook with plant oils such olive oil or sunflower oil rather than lard or butter
Go for your 5-a-day and your wholegrains
Choose a variety of vegetables and fruits. Canned, frozen, fresh and dried - all count! An adult serving is 80g, a handful or 3 tbsp of fresh, frozen or canned fruit and vegetables and a tablespoon of dried fruit.
Choose Breakfast cereal such as malted wheats, shredded wheat, bran flakes, muesli etc. Wholemeal bread, chapatti or roll. Grains such as pasta, rice, quinoa labelled as wholemeal, wholegrain or brown.
Don't forget your UCLP foods
Add in any of the four UCLP© foods to help further contribute to the maintenance of your cholesterol levels. Choose from soya foods, nuts, and plant sterols and stanols. To help get you started why not try adding some Alpro, which are low in saturated fat. For further information check out the UCLP booklet