Ultimate diet plan

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 3 February 2012



(2012), "Ultimate diet plan", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 42 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2012.01742aaa.011



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Ultimate diet plan

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 42, Issue 1

High cholesterol remains the single biggest modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, the UK’s No. 1 killer. The Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan (UCLP) provides Britain with a heart saving six-step guide to reducing cholesterol levels. This educational programme will change the way we advise on diet and lifestyle cholesterol reduction forever – the results should revolutionise heart health in the UK.

Step 1. Motivational behaviour strategies to drive dietary success and reverse negative consumption patterns.

Step 2. Reducing saturated fat without compromising on treats and taste. Swapping a chocolate éclair for a hot cross bun is not life changing but the 93 percent saturated fat drop makes the life-saving recommendation to drop our saturated fat intake so much more achievable.

Steps 3, 4, 5, and 6. A pick “n” mix of four cholesterol-busting foods!

  1. 1.

    soya foods, e.g. soya milk and yogurt alternatives;

  2. 2.

    products with plant sterols/stanols, e.g. Alpro soya plus milk alternative, cholesterol-lowering spreads, cholesterol-lowering yogurts;

  3. 3.

    nuts; and

  4. 4.

    soluble fibre from oats, other whole grain foods and beans and pulses.

And making it easy for health professionals to apply – the UCLP Ultimate Teaching Tool is available to all health professionals free of charge.

The UCLP has been funded by an educational grant from Alpro soya UK.

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