food swaps FOR A HEALTHIER HEART
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.