Simple steps to increase your HDL level (the good cholesterol):

-  Lose some weight as directed by your dietitian

-  Increase your level of physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week

-  Limit alcohol consumption

-  Avoid trans fat. It is found in processed foods, margarine, doughnuts, pizza dough, crackers etc.

-  Consume monounsaturated fat in moderation (olive oil, peanut butter etc.)

-  Consume Omega-3 fatty acids found in such as fish,walnuts and flaxseeds

-  Quit smoking

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