These are the best ways to raise your good cholesterol!
Good cholesterol is also known as HLD cholesterol and it refers to high-density lipoproteins. The high-density lipoproteins pick up excess cholesterol in your blood and take it back to your liver where it’s broken down.
So basically the more HDL cholesterol your have in your blood, the less bad cholesterol can be found there.
It’s very important to permanently boost your good cholesterol levels, so try to make some changes in your lifestyle. Here is how you can start!
1. Get active. Physical activity will boost your good cholesterol level, so you should get at least 45 minutes a day of moderate activity, most days of the week.
Try walking in the park, running or cycling if you don’t want to get in the gym and start training harder.
2. Lose weight. Excess weight is very dangerous and it will increase the LDL cholesterol level. Losing extra pounds will help you stay fit and boost the HDL.
3. Quit smoking. Smoking will reduce the good cholesterol in your blood and will tire your body, so if you already have this bad habbit try to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Instead you can try sipping cold water all day long and have small meals and snacks.
4. Eat healthy fats. The healthy choices are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You can find these in plants, nuts, seeds and fish like salmon or tuna. Eat more avocado, soybeans, cashews, olive oil and pecans. You can add all of these in salads or you can eat them as small snacks.