Fats & Proteins Month

Polyunsaturated Fats

Help to maintain healthy cholesterol

Have in small daily amounts

Oily fish

Walnuts

Flaxseeds

Sesame seeds

Pines nuts

Soya oil

Sesame oil

Trans Fats

 

These have been artificially created 

THEY ARE TOXIC

These will increase cholesterol

Known as Hydrogenated fats

Fried food

Takeaways

Biscuits

Cakes

Pastries

Margarine

CHOLESTEROL 

Most cholesterol is produced by your liver and its carried around the bloodstream by two types of protein. LDL (low density lipoprotein) is bad cholesterol. This can clog your arteries which then narrows the blood flow. This can also increase risk of heart disease ans stroke. HDL (High density lipoprotein) is good cholesterol which goes around your body and back to the liver. 

It is recommended that your total cholesterol levels are HDL: 5mmol/l or less if you are high risk it should be 4mmol/l or less LDL: 3mmol/l or less if you are high risk it should be 2mmol/l

You can ask in class about how to help yourself to lower cholesterol

You can always ask in class for advice. We are here to help.

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