1. Cut out trans fats
Trans fatty acids are terrible for you, potentially making you more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disorders. In addition, consuming trans fats makes your LDL cholesterol levels soar. They are most often added to margarines, doughnuts and other baked goods, but you should check the label of almost every product to ensure that no trans fats are lurking inside. When it comes to margarine, it might be smart to choose a replacement that includes plant sterols and stanols. When regularly ingested, these natural and powerful molecules can cut LDL cholesterol by close to 15%.