Drink Red Wine or Tea
Studies confirm red wine raises levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol. It doesn’t hurt either, according to a 2010 review from
the Journal of Cardiovascular Research, that wine is rich in antioxidants (quercetin, resveratrol, proanthocyanidines), which
protect the heart by decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress. If you imbibe, the American Heart Association advises women
put a limit on alcohol to one drink (one 5 ounce glass of wine) per day and up to two drinks per day for men.
One more thing: Don’t drink? This isn’t a call to start; these same antioxidant compounds can be found in grape juice, green tea, and many fruits and vegetables.