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Lifestyle measures.: The best way to raise cardioprotective HDL is cardiovascular exercise. Shoot for forty or forty-five minutes daily. Supplementation with no-flush Niacin may help as well, 2000 to 3000mg daily in divided doses. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Red grapes: The skin of red grapes are an excellent source of resveratrol known to raise HDL. Also walnuts, almonds, pistachios can raise HDL. If you are a smoker, quitting smoking can also raise HDL. If you have high triglyceride and low HDL on combination, a low glycemic index diet will also raise HDL. Daily aerobic exercise will raise HDL as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise, diet: A combination of aerobic (running, swimming, etc), non-aerobic (weight lifting) exercise raises HDL and increases muscle utilization of sugars. Diets low in high glycemic carbs and saturated fats with higher amounts of fiber, low glycemic carbs, and poly and mono unsaturated fatty acids are best. Fresh fruits and vegetables (not canned), chicken and fish, and grass (not grain) fed red meats good. ...Read more
Eat right & exercise: Whole grains, like wheat bran, oatmeal; Olive Oil, Peanut Oil, Nuts, Avoiding saturated fats like that in beef, butter, cheese; Eating more fatty fish like salmon; one alcoholic drink per day. Nice discussion on Mayo Clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/hdl-cholesterol/art-20046388?pg=2 Also, check out my website CardioGauge.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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