High "Good" Cholesterol: Good for the Brain Too!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
High "Good" Cholesterol: Good for the Brain Too!
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Tue, 12-14-2010 - 10:58am

Great news!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

Does anyone have ANY ideas on how to raise good cholesterol?

Doing really well lowering the bad...:) but not doing so well raising the good...:(

Just really needing some encouragement, some positive reinforcement...

Feeling really discouraged since my LAST appointment and am looking for some support.

Thanks in advance!

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Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007

Hi Lorie,

I found this article on how to raise HDL from the mayo clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hdl-cholesterol/CL00030

It appears that losing weight, exercising & consuming healthy fats are some of the best and easiest ways of raising your good cholesterol.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

Thanks Amy!

I already knew about losing weight, she wants me to loose thirty pounds.

Also exercise which is challenging with the Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Psoriasis on my feet.

But I am trying...:)

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Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Yes, exericise can be challenging when there are other health conditions involved. But you'll get that weight off and raise your HDL!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010

I have always stayed away from peanut butter because of the fat, but recently I've been hearing more and more about the benefits of it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Funny, I prefer the reduced fat version, but it has to be Skippy... I find it not as oily and more peanutty flavored.

My daughter prefers natural peanut butter. She loves to grind it herself at Whole Foods.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

I like both the low-fat, low-salt versions.

It really depends on the brand, sometimes you just have to find one that you like.

Have had the natural one in the past but my kids really didn't like it.

My ds doesn't really like peanut butter so I usually buy a smaller jar now and I prefer the one with the salt reduced about fifty percent.

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Nightangel