What you eat and drink influences four of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease: high total blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight.

Saturated and trans fats contribute to the plaque that builds up on the insides of your artery walls and cause coronary heart disease. You can help to lower your total cholesterol level and limit further artery clogging by reducing the amount of saturated and trans fats that you eat.

Enjoy healthy eating with a reduced saturated and trans fat intake. Choose healthier fats and oils, or none.

Enjoy a variety of foods. Include vegetables, wholegrains, fruit, nuts and seeds every day.

Limit sugary, fatty and salty take-away meals and snacks.

Drink mainly water.

For help and healthy recipes see the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Eating page.

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