8 Ways to Raise HDL (Good) Cholesterol
Learn how the good cholesterol in your blood helps lower the bad kind.
You probably know all about the two types of cholesterol: HDL and LDL. Too much LDL (bad) cholesterol can gunk up your blood and clog your arteries, but HDL (good) cholesterol acts like a housekeeper for your blood, mopping up excess LDL and tossing it in the trash (your liver) for disposal. HDL also decreases inflammation and may protect against Alzheimer's, too. How can you get more HDL? Start with these eight strategies.