|Posted: Thu 3/6/14
|By: Dr. Sam Robbins & Dr. Spring Chen
|Topic: 7 Proven Tips for Raising Your HDL - Naturally & Quickly
What's The Big Deal With Increasing "HDL"?...
You want low LDL and high HDL
HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol - which stands for High Density Lipoprotein) helps to prevent your arteries from becoming blocked due to LDL (the "bad" cholesterol - which stands for Low Density Lipoprotein). It does this by "hauling" away the excess cholesterol lining the walls of your blood vessels, then bringing it back to the liver for reprocessing.
This in turn helps to keep your arteries clear from a sticky build-up. And, if your levels of HDL are high enough (a level of 40 and above in males, 50 and above in females), it can also decrease your risk for a heart attack.
Raising HDL levels is important and I'll tell you why: For every one-point increase in HDL, there is a 3 percent decrease in a person's risk of suffering a fatal heart attack.
The 7 Best, Healthiest, Fastest, Easiest & Safest
Ways Of Increasing Your HDL Levels...
All you need is 20-30 minutes of "something", 3-4x a week. Walking is great... lifting weights, swimming, playing sports, etc. are all very helpful. Pick something fun and stick to it. Be consistent!
- Lose Weight/Belly Fat
More importantly, losing BELLY fat will dramatically improve your cholesterol levels, triglycerides and HDL/LDL ratio. Eat healthier, exercise more and take safe fat-burning supplements to help quickly erase stubborn belly fat.
- Eat "Better" Fats
First thing you must do is reduce or eliminate bad fats such as: "Trans Fatty Acids".
Read the food labels and avoid anything with "hydrogenated" oils, shortenings, margarine and most baked/fried goods.
more healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, fish oils (Omega 3 fatty-acids), olive, avocado and other "natural fats" that are NOT heated.
- Reduce "Simple" Carbohydrates
Cakes, cookies, highly processed cereals, "white" breads, pastas, rice and most things that come in a "box" are "simple" carbs. It's best to avoid or reduce these types of foods.
Instead, have more fruits and vegetables, brown rice, beans, and whole grain breads. This will improve your cholesterol levels, triglycerides AND help you lose weight as well (which will further improve your HDL/LDL ratios).
- Eat More Fiber
This is so simple and has so many benefits. First, you can do so by having more fruits and vegetables... nuts and whole-grains as well.
Second, you can easily add in special fiber supplements through out the day. It's simple, easy and convenient. It also helps with fat loss, in addition to improving cholesterol levels and triglycerides.
- Don't Smoke!
Umm... come on people, there's NOTHING good about smoking and when it comes to the heart. It lowers your good HDL and increases your bad LDL at the same time. The exact opposite of what you want to do. NOT GOOD... Stop it!!!
- Take Natural Herbs & Supplements - important!
This made the biggest difference for my own parents. There are about half a dozen really good, clinically proven herbs and natural ingredients that help lower cholesterol levels, triglycerides and improve HDL/LDL ratios:
- Red Yeast Rice (at 2.5% extract)
As you age and because of hormonal changes, your body needs specific nutrients to help regulate and improve your cholesterol levels and triglycerides. Diet helps, but it's usually never enough.
(from sugar cane extract)
- Garlic Extract (at 5% alliin)
- D Pantethine (vitamin B5)
- Artichoke Leaf Extract (at 15% Chlorogenic Acid, 5% Cynarin)
- Phytosterols (40% extract from non-GMO pine tree extract)
Natural herbs are the easiest, fastest, safest and most convenient method to accomplish your "heart healthy" goal.
Health Warnings & "Scams"
"What About Prescription Drugs?..."
Unfortunately, these days the drug companies "rule the world" and most likely, your doctor is NOT going to emphasis the above NATURAL methods. Probably, he/she will simply prescribe you a cholesterol reduction drug - usually a "statin".
I STRONGLY advise AGAINST these drugs!
Statin Drugs Have Too Many Side-Effects
First and foremost, the main reason they are prescribe is because doctor's get paid and so does the hospital. Second, they're a temporary band-aid, NOT a long-term solution because they have so many negative side-effects (muscle pain, memory loss, liver damage, aging of brain and skin, etc., etc., etc.,) Third, they were designed for people who had tried EVERYTHING else first and still couldn't improve their cholesterol levels below 350 mg/dL.
These days, instead of drugs being the LAST solution, it's now the FIRST!
I know this very well because over 14 years ago my own parents went through this. They were prescribe different drugs and it was 6 months of TORTURE and PAIN. You can watch my special video about this...
Please don't make the same mistake we did - learn from our mistakes! Do it naturally...
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