What is Cholesterol?

Digesting foods with high saturated fat content makes it difficult for the body to breakdown and is eventually deposited in the walls of your arteries. This is referred to as "Cholesterol". This builds up over time and eventually restricts the circulation of blood flow to your heart, brain and the rest of your body, which increases your risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke and heart attacks earlier than you may have expected. 

You should reduce your consumption of foods with high saturated fat content including processed foods, fatty meat and dairy products. Start introducing foods that is high in fibre, lean meat or meat-free alternatives, fish, vegetables and low fat or fat free products into your diet.

"Some foods naturally contain cholesterol, called dietary cholesterol. Foods such as kidneys, eggs and prawns are higher in dietary cholesterol than other foods.  Dietary cholesterol has much less of an effect on the level of cholesterol in your blood than the amount of saturated fat you eat does" - I'll keep my Burford browns then thank you!

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