It is still rumored that foods containing cholesterol should be avoided if your cholesterol levels are elevated. However, we know that foods rich in carbohydrates, e.g. bread, cereals, pasta and rice, also have a negative effect on cholesterol levels.
To achieve a balanced cholesterol level, a diet rich in fiber and with a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants is therefore recommended.
- Foods rich in fiber: oats, legumes, apples and vegetables
- Foods rich in omega-3: sea fish, linseed oil, walnut oil or hemp seed oil, nuts
- Rich in antioxidants: besides vegetables and fruit, also green tea or dark chocolate