Expert recommends seven ‘cholesterol-busting’ foods to lower risk of heart disease

If left untreated, high cholesterol can lead to a number of potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease and strokes.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Having too much of it can cause problems as it can build-up in the blood vessels resulting in blockages. Like many conditions, high cholesterol can be made worse – or improved – by diet.

With this in mind Stewart Mcginn, managing director at Baycroft Care Homes, spoke with about the seven best foods to eat to lower your cholesterol and lead a healthier life.

Oily fish

He said: “Oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and swordfish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help you to both lower or maintain good cholesterol levels.

“These are essential fats that help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels, by lowering your triglyceride levels (the main component of body fat in people).


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