8 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol
High cholesterol levels lead to various heart diseases and can be extremely dangerous and life-threatening. Cardiologists suggests one to have their cholesterol levels checked every five years. It is also not very difficult to control the levels with some basic precautions. So, if you have a high cholesterol level, here are 8 tips to help you bring it down.
1. Minimize meat eating
Do not take it as your primary meal. Absolutely avoid the fat of beef, pork, lamb, etc. You may also choose to have fish instead. Also, boiled, grilled or roasted meat contains much lesser fat than meat cooked in any other manner.
2. Deciding on snacks
Avoid high-fat snacks such as potato chips and most other bakery products. Instead, go for low-fat ones such as popcorn, dry fruits, etc.
3. Healthy desserts
Never opt for those high-fat, high-calorie desserts and ice-creams. Instead, go for a low-fat fruit smoothie or fruit cake, etc.
4. Oil in your food
While most vegetable oil contains unsaturated fat, palm and coconut oil is filled with highly saturated fat. Hence, avoid these two, and instead choose sunflower, soybean, olive, corn or safflower oil.