Salmon and Cholesterol

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Blood cholesterol levels play a major role in your overall health, so it’s important to keep them in check. One way to maintain a healthy cholesterol balance is to watch what you eat.

A diet high in saturated fat may raise your LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol levels. This can increase your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Sources of saturated fats include:

  • red meat
  • some pork and chicken products
  • dairy products like butter and cheese

Unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats and can improve your cholesterol levels. Foods that contain unsaturated fats include:

  • vegetables
  • olives
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • certain fish, such as salmon

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