There’s now lots of evidence to suggest that the cholesterol we consume in our diets (i.e. from dairy, eggs, meat etc.) doesn’t directly raise our blood cholesterol levels.

Instead, the main fat to be wary of is artificial trans-fat, which is found in highly processed and deep fried foods such as cakes, pastries, and crisps. By consuming excessive amounts of trans-fat, we're more likely to be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

The Second Nature nutrition recommendations encourage a balanced diet, which includes consuming a wide variety of whole foods (protein, dairy, wholegrains, fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats) and reducing processed foods.

By eating balanced meals, carrying out physical activity, improving your sleep, and reducing your stress, you’ll be much more likely to improve your overall health.

If you’d like to read about this topic in more detail, we’d suggest our guide on saturated fat and heart disease:

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