Eat Better – HDL (High Density Lipoprotein)

Check out the food breakdown. What you know about LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein)? There may be some terms that you come across while you’re grocery shopping or ordering food. Today were talking about HDL or high density lipoprotein. We’re gonna provide the breakdown so that you can get the most out of your diet.

HDL is sometimes called ‘good cholesterol’ because it absorbs cholesterol and takes it back to the liver. The liver is then able to flush it out of your body. Since it helps absorb and remove cholesterol it lowers your risk for heart disease and stroke.

HDL Tests

You can find out your HDL levels by getting a blood test. If you’ve already had a blood test recently and have your results you can check your HDL levels. Healthy HDL Levels for men over 20 is more than 40mg/dl. Healthy HDL levels for women over 20 is more than 50mg/dl.

Improve HDL Levels

If you are concerned about your HDL levels or looking to change your lifestyle it’s important to always talk to your doctor first! According to Medical News Today there are about 9 ways to raise your HDL level!

  1. Consume Olive Oil
  2. Follow a low carb or ketogenic diet
  3. Exercise regularly
  4. Add coconut oil to the diet
  5. Quit smoking
  6. Lose weight
  7. Choose purple produce
  8. Eat fatty fish often
  9. Avoid artificial trans fats

If you want to learn how these tips can affect you click here!

Hopefully, this breakdown of HDL helped out a little. Remember, before undergoing any workout consult your physician for advice. Until the next eat better!

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