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Foods to raise levels of good cholesterol

We have already talked about foods that lower "bad" cholesterol . Well, now we will discuss
foods that raise high density lipoproteins better known as good
cholesterol.
Good cholesterol helps the body eliminate bad cholesterol by taking it to the liver,
where it is processed and removed from the body.
People with high levels of good cholesterol have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular
disease.
Salmon:
In a study conducted at Loma Linda University, people who ate two servings of 4 ounces of
salmon a week for four weeks had a 4% increase in high-density
lipoprotein (HDL, also known as "good" cholesterol) .
Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids, nutrients very important for health and the body does
not produce them.
Dark chocolate:
Eating bitter chocolate in large quantities can mean lots of calories. However, eating
moderately may bring benefits to raising HDL.
Berries:
People who ate a cup of berries a day for eight weeks had an increase in good cholesterol
levels of 5%.
Eggs:
Eggs have been known to raise "bad" cholesterol. However, a study in Thailand showed that people
who ate a daily egg for 12 weeks increased their good
cholesterol levels by 48 percent! This is believed to be because the egg contains lecithin.
Avocado:
Avocado is considered one of the best foods for your body. Avocados also help raise good
cholesterol. The best way to eat avocados to get the benefits are fresh and
raw.
Cranberry juice:
Sour cranberry juice is a popular remedy for cystitis but what most people do not know
is that it is also good for raising good cholesterol levels.
Orange juice to raise cholesterol "good":
Another juice that is good for raising high density cholesterol is orange juice. A study
published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) showed that
drinking three cups a day of orange juice significantly improves the blood lipid profile.
It is not yet known exactly what is due, but we do know that orange juice is
a rich and very nutritious food.
Whole grains and vegetables:
Whole grains and vegetables contain niacin, a B-group vitamin that Mayo Clinic experts
say increases good cholesterol.
Olives:
Like avocados, olives contain monounsaturated fats that help raise good cholesterol levels.

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