High cholesterol diet: Five snack swaps to reduce your risk of symptoms

Swap biscuits for two oatcakes or rice cakes

When relaxing in front of the TV, it can be easy to reach for the biscuit tin, but opting for an oatcake or rice cake is a heart-healthy alternative.

Typically, oatcakes have around 42 calories per serving and contain just 2.3 grams of fat.

Rice cakes are even lower in fat and calories.

Per serving, each unsalted rice cake contains around 35 calories and between zero and one gram of fat.

By compassion, a chocolate digestive contains around 84 calories and 4.1 grams of fat.

Swap a doughnut for a plain or fruit scone

Doughnuts and pastries may be a sweet treat to enjoy with a cup of tea, but they can carry a troublesome amount of fat, sugar and salt which can cause damage if eaten too frequently.

For those who are craving a pastry, Heart UK’s website recommended a plain or fruit scone.

The charity also says, in moderation, it is okay to thinly top your scone with a low fat spread.

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