http://www.unileverhealth.co.za/search/results/0dda23031ec88efc46788063fcb5f556/ | In order to ensure good health, it is important to pay attention to your nutrition and diet. Here is some dietary advice to help lower cholesterol and ensure heart health.
Dietary advice to help lower
cholesterol and keep your
Food Group Best choice Occasionally Best avoided
Canned fruit in syrup (drain the syrup).
Orange-, grapefruit-, pineapple juice.
Lean bacon, reduced fat sausages,
Low fat milk, reduced fat evaporated
Low fat yoghurt.
Low fat cheddar, mozzarella, feta,
‘light’ cheese spread.
High fat soft spreads.
Croissants, waffles, fried potatoes,
roast potatoes, sugar coated
Vegetables fried in batter or in
Fatty cuts of meat, lamb, duck, goose.
Streaky bacon, sausage (rolls),
pies, pasta, chicken nuggets.
Fish in creamy, cheesy sauces.
Fried fish in batter.
Roasted nuts in oil and salt.
Full cream milk, evaporated or
Clotted, double, whipping,
soured, single cream.
Full cream yoghurt.
Cream cheese, mascarpone, brie,
camembert, stilton, edam,
parmesan, full fat cheese spread.
Butter, lard, suet, dripping, ghee,
Bread, cereals and potatoes
Base all meals (and snacks) on a
serving from this group.
Fruits and Vegetables
At least five or more portions every
A portion (80g) of fruit and vegetables
is: 1 cereal bowl of mixed salad,
1 piece of fruit, 2 pieces of small fruit,
1 handful of grapes or strawberries,
1 tablespoon dried fruit, 3 tablespoons
vegetables or fresh fruit salad.
Meat, fish & alternatives
Eat a moderate amount (1-2 portions
Vary by choosing lean meat, 2-3 times
a week. On the other days choose fish
or non-meat alternatives.
Try to eat fish at least twice a week incl
1 portion (140 g, the size of a pack of
playing cards) of oily fish.
3 eggs a week.
30 g (1.5 tablespoons) of nuts/seeds
A portion (4 cooked tablespoons) of
cooked beans, peas or lentils daily.
Milk/dairy foods &
2-3 portions a day.
A portion is a medium sized glass of
milk (200ml), a small pot of yoghurt
(150g), a matchbox sized medium
fat cheese (40g), a small matchbox
sized high fat cheese (20g), 2 small
matchbox sized ‘light’ cheese spread
(80g) or a large pot of cottage cheese
Oils and Fats
Small amounts are essential in the
diet. When considering fats, remember,
not all fats are equal. Replace
saturated fats with ‘good’ unsaturated
fats, which are healthy essential
components of a balanced diet. Use
saturated fats as little as possible.
Wholegrain varieties of bread, pasta,
rice, noodles, breakfast cereals, oats.
Couscous, (sweet) potatoes.
Fresh, frozen, dried or canned (in
natural juice) fruits and vegetables.
(Extra) lean pork, ham, lamb, (minced)
beef, chicken and turkey (without
All fish: cod, plaice, sole, whiting,
(fresh, canned) tuna, shellfish.
Oily fish: (fresh, canned), sardines,
pilchards, salmon, trout, herring.
Eggs (an average of 3 fit in a varied
All nuts and seeds, especially almonds,
walnuts, linseed, pumpkin, sesame,
(Chick) peas, lentils, sweetcorn, kidney
beans, lentils. Rinse if canned in
Soya mince, beans, tofu.
Fat free milk, soya milk.
Low fat, fat-free, ‘light’ fruit yoghurts.
Fat free, low fat, cottage, cheese, ‘extra
light’ cheese spread.
Lower fat, unsaturated fat spreads,
spreads with plant sterol/stanols.
(mineral) water, coffee, tea.
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