A nutritional study shows if you consume 750 milliliters of orange juice a day, you can increase your HDL levels by 21 percent.
This amount is equivalent to about three full glasses. That seems like quite a bit! So partner the juice with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies! Make sure you pick up a jug that’s free of added sugars.
5. Dark chocolate
Oh yeah. But don’t just grab any commercial brand chocolate. You need to make sure it hasn’t undergone a lot of processing. Raw cacao contains several antioxidants and minerals.
This is a great option for that “something sweet” after a meal. Limit your intake, though, because chocolate is listed as one of the foods that can cause gut irritation.
6. Fish (salmon, albacore tuna, halibut)
These fish options are super high in omega-3s, which contribute to the “good” fats in the body. These good fats fend off the plaque-forming fats in your arteries.
They also help reduce inflammation not only in the cardiovascular system, but throughout the body. Click here for 14 delicious remix recipes for salmon.