Learn how eating the right kinds of fat can improve your cholesterol levels.
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Trying to raise your good cholesterol levels one surprising way is to eat fat. Just make sure it's the right kind. Foods rich in saturated fats like canola oil, olive oil and nuts can improve good HDL levels. With out increasing the level of bad cholesterol in your blood stream, and make free fatty acids which are found in fish such as salmon and mackerel can also give your HDL a boost. Good too for alcohol but remember moderation is key meaning no more than one drink a day for women and two for man. Reason study suggests another indulgence without chocolate may raise your good cholesterol too. But don't over do it because chocolate is high in calories, and getting too many calories can lead to weight gain which lowers good cholesterol. So just smoking which is yet another reason to kick the habit, finally don't forget about exercise, getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day can up your HDL. You don't have to do it at all in one step, several show experts are fine I need not have to be a olympic contender either, activities like brisk walking, when you, when you go meadows but they may pay often even bigger ways when it comes to your heart.
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