Step 2 - Positive choices: fruit,
vegetables, antioxidants, fibre and more
Try to eat a variety of nutritious foods in your diet every day.
Think about the foods you choose. It's all about swinging the
balance to more healthy nutritious foods and saving treats for
special occasions. Eating the right foods can improve your health
and lower cholesterol, now and in the future.
Choose lots of vegetables, fruits and legumes (dried peas, dried
beans and lentils) and grain based foods such as wholegrain or
wholemeal bread, pasta, rice, noodles and grains. These can provide
lots of fibre and beneficial antioxidants.
Nutrition experts recommend adults should eat between 25-30
grams of fibre per day1. Soluble fibres such as that
found in cereals including oats and barley, fruit and legumes can
help lower cholesterol.
Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, red wine and tea
and may reduce free radicals in the body. Free radicals can oxidise
LDL cholesterol, and have negative impact on your heart