Did you know that not all cholesterol is bad for you? High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is cholesterol that can protect your cardiovascular system from decline and disease.
This video highlights foods that can increase the amount of good cholesterol in your bloodstream. Garlic is one option that you can easily incorporate into your diet for its HDL benefits. This tasty herb makes a great addition to many dishes, but if you’re worried about its strong scent, garlic supplements make effective alternatives as well. If you have a sweet tooth, consider dark chocolate, another food known for its ability to boost good cholesterol.
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