CHOLESTEROL

Regular physical activity has been proven to improve your cholesterol levels.  The Government would recommend aiming to do at least 150 minutes of activity a week.  This activity should take you out of your comfort zone and have your heart rate elevated to get the maximum health benefit from it.

If you follow this simple life change, you can increase your HDL which is your good cholesterol.

Changing your diet to healthy low fat, low salt less processed food will see your HDL will improve and your LDL (bad cholesterol) will greatly improve too.

Opt for healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats rather than saturated and trans  fats although coconut oil which is a saturated fat is INCREDIBLE for us. Reduce your alcohol and sugar intake too as they will both have a negative impact on your HDL cholesterol levels.

Keep an eye on your food labels and use a food logging app to make monitoring foods and drinks easier to decipher.

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