Question:

What is HDL?

Answer:

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of cholesterol from your bloodstream. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.You should aim to have an HDL level between 40 and 60 mg/dL.

Increasing your physical activity, losing weight, and eating the right foods will help you increase your HDL levels. And here are some foods that will help you increase your HDL levels:

- Olive oil
- Beans and legumes
- Whole grains
- High-fiber fruits
- Fatty fish
- Flaxseeds
- Nuts
- Chia seeds
- Avocado
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