High cholesterol warning: Fish can be ‘high’ in dietary cholesterol – what to avoid – Express

Although medication offers promising reductions in cholesterol, some dietary additions may also be effective.

Doctor Noel Young, at the blood test company Thriva, explained: “Plant foods contain fibre, which helps improve blood cholesterol by preventing it from being absorbed in the gut.

“They also contain vitamins and minerals and other beneficial compounds – like nitrates in dark green vegetables, which help reduce blood pressure.”

According to the expert, drinking water before meals may also help decrease the concentration of salt in food, and prevent blood pressure from rising.