Good Cholesterol

Your members may increase their high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, which help to prevent heart and cardiovascular disease, through exercise and other lifestyle factors.

The so-called “good cholesterol” removes the cholesterol that clogs arteries by expelling it to the liver for elimination.

High levels of HDL, usually 35 mg/dL or more, protect the body against chronic illnesses, but low levels of HDL may increase the risk of heart disease.

Help your members increase their HDL levels by encouraging them to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, eat food high in monounsaturated fats, such as canola or olive oil, include more fiber in their diets, eat more soy products, limit the consumption of trans fatty acids, moderate their alcohol consumption and stop smoking.

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