Healthy living

Making some simple changes to what you eat, keeping active and not smoking will help keep your cholesterol levels and your heart healthier.

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Cholesterol-lowering foods

Some foods punch well above their weight in helping to lower cholesterol levels – we call them the “Cholesterol busters”. Choosing a healthy diet which is low in saturated fat will help keep your cholesterol levels low, and these cholesterol-busters can lower them even further. There are six types of food that lower cholesterol.

What are the six cholesterol-busting foods?

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South Asian communities can be at risk of high cholesterol too

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Have a question? You can email the Cholesterol Helpline

There are other ways to lower cholesterol

As well as eating well, there are other things you can do to look after your health and lower your cholesterol even further.

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After a health screening revealed troubling results, Rahim contacted HEART UK and took his first step towards a remarkable turnaround.

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Keep other health problems under control

Taking control of any other health problems you may have is important too, especially if they involve the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Speak to your GP about any medicines you should be taking or health checks you can have. 

We have lots of free booklets and factsheets that you can download

Booklets and factsheets