By replacing foods in your diet that are high in saturated fats with foods that are high in unsaturated fats, you can help to reduce your cholesterol levels. Foods that are high in saturated fats include: pies, fatty meats, cheese, cream and cakes. Foods that are high in unsaturated fats include: oily fish, nuts, seeds, avocados and vegetable oils and spreads.
It’s also important to increase your intake of fibre, which can be found in potato skins, fruits and vegetables and whole grains such as wholemeal bread.
You can also reduce your cholesterol levels by changing the way you cook things. For instance instead of frying or roasting foods, you can switch to grilling, microwaving or boiling.