One way to keep your heart healthier is to keep your blood cholesterol levels in check. High LDL cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol, is a major risk factor for heart disease and heart attack. Some people can manage their cholesterol with diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors. But others may require medication to keep cholesterol numbers in or near an optimal range.
What you eat can have an impact on your blood cholesterol levels. If you are concerned about your heart health, here are 4 dietary tips that may help improve your cholesterol numbers:
Keeping your heart healthy requires a commitment to healthy eating and other healthy lifestyle factors, such as exercising regularly, sleeping well and not smoking. While these foods can help keep your heart healthier, they are not the only foods that should be included in a heart-healthy diet. Consult with a doctor or dietitian for more information on what foods to include in your personalized eating plan.
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