A. There are two kinds of cholesterol: HDL and LDL. HDL is the “good cholesterol”.
B. “Most health experts recommend minimum blood levels of
—40 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) in men and
— 50 mg/dl in women.”
C. Here is how to raise your HDL:

  1. Eat more olive oil
  2. Eat less “carbs” — get on a low-carb diet
  3. Exercise more
  4. Quit smoking
  5. Eat more fruits and vegetables, including these:
    — eggplant
    — red cabbage
    — berries (blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries)
  6. Eat more fatty fish, such as:
    — salmon
    — herring
    — sardines
    — mackerel
    — anchovies
  7. Do not eat artificial trans fats (that are in margarine and processed foods, junk foods)

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