Fish may be the healthiest foods you can eat containing good fats and protein. However, you can easily cancel out these health benefits if the fish you eat is contaminated with mercury. Following is the list of the top fish containing mercury.
Bluefin Tuna: Many varieties of tuna contain mercury, but the levels may be higher in bluefin tuna, which are also overfished. Tuna has also been found with nuclear radiation from the Japanese Nuclear Incident.
Fish may be the healthiest foods you can eat containing good fats and protein. However, you can easily cancel out these health benefits if the fish you eat is contaminated with mercury, antibiotics, or harmful chemicals like PCBs. Following is the list of the top fish containing such harmful ingredients.
Include raw yellow or white onions in your daily menu. According to Dr. Victor Gurewich of Tufts University one raw onion per day can increase hdl by thirty percent.
There is some evidence niacin (vitamin B3) helps increase HDL. Michael Poon, MD, chief of cardiology at the Cabrini Medical Center in New York, says people with low HDL levels might benefit from taking 500 milligrams of niacin each day, building up to 1,000 milligrams a day. But he warns that supplemental niacin "can have some side effects and is not for everybody, particularly for people who already have high HDL levels. "He says anyone taking niacin supplements should be monitored by a doctor. Short of supplements, many foods contain niacin as well. Here are a few:
Drinking three cups of orange juice a day increased HDL levels by 21% over three weeks, according to a small British study (at 330 calories, that's quite a nutritional commitment). This study could be highlighting an effect from high-antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Stay tuned in the years to come.
Exercise: Walk 30-60 minutes five times a week for a total of 2 1/2 to 5 hours per week. Walking twice a day for 30 minutes each time will increase your metabolism, strengthen bones, muscles and keep your heart pumping. This will increase the HDL cholesterol, which removes LDL cholesterol from your arteries.
Bread: Instead of eating white floor bread, buy whole wheat bread.