Maintaining cholesterol at a healthy level is a very good way to look after your heart. Linseeds are a great source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) Omega 3, which can help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels when you eat 2g a day as part of a varied and balanced diet that's low in saturated fat.
Just two slices of Burgen Soya & Linseed bread contain 100% of the RDI* for Omega 3.
*Recommended Daily Intake
Cholesterol is a waxy substance made in the body from saturated fats. It can also be found in some foods, although dietary cholesterol has less effect on our total blood cholesterol levels than saturated fat intakes.
Cholesterol is vital to life – we need it to make vitamin D and some hormones. A healthy adult should have a total blood cholesterol level of 5 mmol/litre or lower.
It is important to maintain a healthy cholesterol level. See our lifestyle tips and Omega 3 information below.
If you have a raised cholesterol level your GP will be able to advise you on lifestyle and whether you need to consider medication.
Experts advise that eating 2g of ALA a day can help to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol*.
*ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
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