The top foods and supplements that can help lower your LDL and boost heart health.
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, has been shown to raise HDL cholesterol by 15 to 35 percent, in theory a very good thing since people with high HDL have fewer heart attacks. (To note, it is yet to be fully demonstrated that raising HDL with a supplement has the same protective effect.) Niacin is found in foods like fish, liver, and peanuts, and in multivitamins, but to get enough B3, you should also take it as a supplement. The most common side effect is "flushing," a warm reddening of the face. Teitelbaum recommends taking about 650 milligrams of the so-called "flush-free" inositol hexaniacinate three times a day.
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