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.
Exercise +. Cranberry juice has been shown to increase HDL levels. Fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids can also increase HDL levels. In postmenopausal women (but not, apparently, in men or pre-menopausal women) calcium supplementation can increase HDL levels.Aerobic exercise. Lose weight. Stop smoking. Avoid trans fats. Drink alcoholic bev. In moderation.Increase monosaturated fats.
Diet and exercise. Some non-medicine ways to raise HDL include daily cardiovascular exercise for at least 30 minutes, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats and limiting red wine consumption to one glass per day. Additionally, there are medications (over the counter and prescription) that can also raise the hdl. Consult with your doctor for specifics.