For lower levels of “bad” cholesterol and higher levels of “good” cholesterol, consider following a Nordic diet. Participants in a study conducted by Lund University who switched to this diet saw a myriad of health benefits, including positive changes in cholesterol, a decrease in damaging fat particles in the blood, and a decrease in the inflammation linked to pre-diabetes.
A Nordic diet is characterized as one high in produce like berries, legumes, cabbage, and root vegetables. It includes nuts, whole grains, rapeseed oil, and low-fat dairy products. For meat, the diet focuses on chicken, fish, and game.