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Healthy eating and lifestyle changes are very important in managing “hyperlipidemia” which is mainly defined as having high levels of fats (cholesterol and/or triglycerides) in the blood. Reducing hyperlipidemia and decreasing the overall risk of developing it requires the following nutrition and lifestyle changes: Emphasizing on physical activity, quitting smoking, decreasing high sugary beverages and alcohol consumption, eating a diet low in saturated and trans fats while increasing the intake of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, fiber in addition to regular weekly consumption of fish. In addition, explaining the importance of weight loss to overweight or obese people (Since excess weight/fat raise the LDL “bad” cholesterol and lower the HDL “good” cholesterol) and encouraging healthy cooking methods are also key when managing hyperlipidemia. Thus it is very important to encourage and adapt a healthy eating nutrition plan and heart-healthy approaches such as following the general guidelines of The American Heart Association that recommends limiting the intake of saturated fats and decreasing the consumption of trans fats among other lifestyle changes. To date, the most popular eating plan promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in the U.S is called the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).