- Reduce the use of saturated fats (fats which are solid at room temperature)
- Reduce the amount of cholesterol (animal foods) in the diet.
- Add soluble fibre, such as found in oats, beans (legumes), fruits and vegetables
- Make sure you are not eating more calories than you need
- Reduce your weight, if overweight
- Sugar and saturated fats eaten together increase blood cholesterol levels more than when eaten alone
- Check out your stress management skills
- Don't smoke
- Consider enrolling in the Free Health Courses on offer.
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