food swaps FOR A HEALTH­IER HEART

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HEALTH -

SWAP Plain bis­cuits FOR Multi­grain crack­ers. Whole­grain foods are higher in fi­bre, which can help to lower your blood choles­terol lev­els.

SWAP May­on­naise FOR Avo­cado. For your sand­wich spread, ditch sat­u­rated fat-laden mayo in favour of mono-un­sat­u­rated “good” fat avo­cado.

SWAP Fried foods FOR Baked or grilled foods. Ex­cess oils (usu­ally of the sat­u­rated va­ri­ety) are ab­sorbed when fry­ing – choose to bake or grill in­stead.

SWAP Sour cream FOR Greek yoghurt. Cut out sat­u­rated fat with­out sac­ri­fic­ing tex­ture or flavour by swap­ping sour cream for plain Greek yoghurt.

SWAP Chips FOR Un­salted nuts. When a savoury crav­ing hits, nuts are a high fi­bre and un­sat­u­rated fat al­ter­na­tive.

SWAP Salad dress­ing FOR Bal­samic vine­gar or lemon juice. To lower choles­terol, avoid high-fat store-bought salad dress­ings and make your own in­stead.

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