Monday, March 16, 2009

How to Raise Good HDL Cholesterol

Just as important as lowering bad LDL cholesterol, is raising your good HDL cholesterol.

Listed below are the only four foods known to help raise good HDL cholesterol. There are other things that you can do to help, such as daily exercise, eating healthy (lots of fruits and veggies, especially garlic) and having a positive mental outlook.

FISH - Eating fish, especially wild caught salmon can help raise your good cholesterol levels. Fish are loaded with essential oils, such as Omega 3's, that are hard to find anywhere else. Eat fish at least 3 times a week.

OLIVE OIL - Even though it is an oil, it is still very good for you in small portions. The olive oil should be fresh and uncooked. Try extra virgin for the best taste.

ALMONDS - A small amount of almonds per day can help raise your good HDL cholesterol. It is best to eat unprocessed almonds with no salt or flavoring.

AVOCADOS - Possibly the best food available for your body, avocados also help raise your good HDL cholesterol. Eat fresh, uncooked avocados for the best health benefits.

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