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What natural foods are good to increase your HDL cholesterol level?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Fish

Fish especially cold water fish like salmon and tuna.
Also regular exercise, not smoking, and controlling diabetes if you have it.

In brief: Fish

Fish especially cold water fish like salmon and tuna.
Also regular exercise, not smoking, and controlling diabetes if you have it.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on why

Saturated fats will raise HDL cholesterol.
Fish oils, to a smaller extent will also raise HDL cholesterol (when triglycerides are high, the reason may be that as tg's go down, HDL goes up). In addition, for those overweight and pre-diabetic or Insulin resistant a diet reduced in simple carbohydrates and refined sugars can improve the HDL level as tg's go down. Think heart healthy.

In brief: Depends on why

Saturated fats will raise HDL cholesterol.
Fish oils, to a smaller extent will also raise HDL cholesterol (when triglycerides are high, the reason may be that as tg's go down, HDL goes up). In addition, for those overweight and pre-diabetic or Insulin resistant a diet reduced in simple carbohydrates and refined sugars can improve the HDL level as tg's go down. Think heart healthy.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vegetable fat

Oil, avocado and nuts are a good source of good fat.

In brief: Vegetable fat

Oil, avocado and nuts are a good source of good fat.
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
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