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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Raising Your HDL Levels

Here's a list of ways that you can help raise your HDL ("H"ealthy cholesterol)

1. Get more exercise
2. Lose weight
3. Stop smoking
4. Cut out the trans fatty acids
5. Alcohol:.one or two drinks per day can significantly increase HDL levels
6. Increase the monounsaturated fats in your diet
7. Add soluble fiber to your diet
8. Other dietary means to increasing HDL
- Cranberry juice has been shown to increase HDL levels
- Fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids can also
increase HDL levels.

Source: http://heartdisease.about.com/b/2010/04/26/raising-your-hdl-levels.htm

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