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Sep

Eating Less Saturated Fat

Saturated fats are among the main causes of high blood cholesterol, the cholesterol builds up on the walls of your arteries which makes them less flexible and decreases the pathway fir you blood. This can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
To reduce your risk for cholesterol related heart disease here are a few simple steps you can take.
Choose lean cuts of meat and poultry and trim off visible fat and skin.
· Choose polyunsaturated or monounsaturated margarines and oils, especially reduced fat varieties, and only use a little.
· Use spreads like margarine sparingly,
· Use a thin layer of avocado or low-fat mayonnaise or dip instead of butter or margarine.
· Go easy on high-fat nuts like peanuts.
· Go for fruit instead of potato chips and other high-fat and/or high-sugar snack foods like biscuits and cakes.
· Use low or reduced fat milk or soy milk, yoghurts and cheese.
· Avoid high fat meat products like sausages, bacon, salami or ham.

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