what foods are high in good cholesterol?

I had a cholesterol test and my doctor said my bad one is low which is good but my good one is low also. She said nuts have good cholestrol but what esle? I have family history of high cholestrol so we are trying to get me in good eatting habits and trying to boost my good one now

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  • Sugar_Mama

    Anything high in fiber, like beans or lentils…

    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=52

    I have made them part of my regular diet after finding out how bad my cholesterol was, and just look how my cholesterol changed over 1 year….

    PREVIOUS LEVELS:
    ————————
    247 – Total Cholesterol
    81 – Triglyceride
    73 – HDL (Good Cholesterol)
    157 – LDL (Bad Cholesterol)

    CURRENT LEVELS:
    ————————
    235 – Total Cholesterol
    54 – Triglyceride
    105 – HDL (Good Cholesterol)
    120 – LDL (Bad Cholesterol)

    My total cholesterol is high because my HDL is so high, which is good! HDL (good cholesterol) transports LDL (bad cholesterol) out of the system! As long as all of your numbers are in normal range, don’t worry if your "total" cholesterol is a little high. Here are typical "normal" ranges…

    Total cholesterol at or below 200 mg/dL
    Triglycerides at or below 150 mg/dL
    HDL cholesterol at or above 60 mg/dL
    LDL cholesterol at or near an optimal level of 100 to 129 mg/dL

  • thirsty mind

    2 spoons of ground flaxseed meal should fix you right up. It has a nice nutty flavor. I add it to my morning smoothy,afternoon glass of juice and sprinkle it on my salad. you can also make muffins from it. It is found at most food stores. Info. at http://www.bobsredmill.com

  • dark girl

    avocardo’s, seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc), oily fish (esp salmon) – these are all good sources of good fats. Avoid dairy.

  • dream

    You should use olive oil instead of other oils. Peanut butter can also increase HDL cholesterol levels without increasing the total cholesterol.

  • Francis Alexander

    walnuts are good for lowering cholesterol.

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