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Foods That Raise Good Cholesterol
PUFA's and MUFA's: Poly and mono unsaturated fats help raise hdl-c and lower ldl-c in the body. Beware ! fats are high in calories, so even good fats can make you gain weight which will increase triglycerides and lower hdl-c. Decreasing saturated fats will also help raise hdl-c, so cut out the meat, cheese, butter, palm, and coconut oil. ...Read more
Rich in Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by foods rich in omega3 fish oil, such as cold water fish like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. Certain plants (like flax seed) also contain omega3, but not at the healthy quantity as fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid simple Carbs: Cholesterol, a fat, part of all animal membranes, allow membrane/cell flexibility, animal motion, thus made by all animal cells, has never been correct issue. High Density Lipoproteins, which can remove fat molecules from cells which are fat overloaded (such as macrophages in atherosclerotic plaque), have long been subdivided into 5 subgroups based on size. Focus on ?ing 2 largest HDL particles! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good fats: Cholesterol is comes from fat and sugar so making better choices can help. Fruits, veggies and whole grains such as quinoa, steel cut oats, millet are great. Good fats such as avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil are omega 9 & good for health. Eat more plants, less processed food, & fish, followed by poultry, wild game, seafood, and if needed lean beef. Avoid sugar since it can increase cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coconut has saturated fats that are good for you,right? Do those fats(and the good fats in butter,too)raise blood sugar levels like other sat fats?
No: the good fats are needed to make the body function well Usually unless some major health stresses these types of fat do not convert to sugars ...Read more
Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more
Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural? Are these num. alarming?
Carbs increase ldl: The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more
Does low cholesterol prevent atherosclerosis? If I have good cholesterol, meaning high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol, will that prevent atherosclerosis?
Possibly: Atherosclerosis is caused by a variety of factors, of which cholesterol and triglycerides are two major components. Therefore, if you have low total cholesterol and an appropriate balance between LDL and hdl, you should reduce your risk substantially. But, you may still have development of atherosclerosis later in life. Still, here less is more :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is apple cider vinegar good to lower cholesterol and triglycerides? Would it also lower the good hdl?
Nope: It won't lower your cholesterol.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Elevated nonfasting triglycerides mean nothing. A nice cheese meal before your blood test will increase triglycerides. If i had elevated fasting triglycerides, i'd up my aerobic fitness program and stop worrying. As a pathologist / lab specialist, i've never had much use for 'treating lab values.' enjoy your cheese. ...Read more
What type of exersie can raise HDL cholesterol faster. What food can raise HDL cheolestrol.Thanks.?
See below.: Exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation and monounsaturated fatty acids can raise hdl. Beta blockers, benzodiazepines, and androgens can lower hdl. I don't know that there is any haste to raising your hdl. Gemfibrozil and estrogen replacement can also raise hdl. Several major studies trying to raise HDL with medications have not demonstrated benefit. ...Read more
Can you give me a list of foods to eat that will raise HDL levels without raising total cholesterol?
Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs
and less sugar be more healthy?
Leaner diet.: From a traditional point of view, we would not generally recommend such a diet for an individual potentially prone to coronary artery disease. Low fat diet is recommended, with a leaning towards pony- and mono-unsaturated fats (like fish oil). Less sugar, yes, but less carbohydrates, no - just pick the right carbohydrates - complex, with fiber. ...Read more
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