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Tips on how to control your cholesterol

A healthy diet and exercise can be the key to manage your cholesterol. Consult a Doctor in Barcelona if you would like to control it while being abroad

Many people can lower their cholesterol by changing their eating habits. Eating healthy combined with physical activity can be really helpful. It’s important to keep your cholesterol in check. If too high, cholesterol can lead to heart diseases and strokes. If you are concerned about it while being abroad, you can call a doctor in Barcelona

Keep your cholesterol balanced with this simple 5-step process:

Cut down on saturated and unsaturated fat

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Eating too much saturated fat food can increase the level of cholesterol in your blood. Make sure you do not eat excessive food with high saturated fat.

Of which food are we speaking about? You can find some examples here:

  • Sausages,
  • Butter,
  • Lard,
  • Hard cheese,
  • Cakes and cookies,
  • Food with coconut and palm oil

Discover here the different types of fat. 

Eat plenty of fibres

A diet full of fibres can be really helpful to lower your cholesterol level. You should try to eat a mix of different fibres every day. Here you can find some examples:

  • Fruit,
  • Vegetables,
  • Oats and barley,
  • Wholemeal bread,
  • Wholegrain cereals.

Change the way you cook

In order to be healthy and to have a balanced diet, you need to change how to cook as well. Instead of frying or roasting, you may try other ways of cooking your meal like steaming, grilling or boiling.

Be active

Exercise and movement are really important in order to be healthy. Doing some frequent physical activity can help you lower your cholesterol level.

Don’t smoke

Smoking is bad for your health and many can be the risks you can have from it. Smoking can increase the risks of heart diseases in many ways, also changing the way our body handles cholesterol. If you would like to quit smoking, you can follow our tips here.  

 

If you want any type of medical advice during your stay in Barcelona, please call a doctor in Barcelona in doctorsbarcelona.com