1. Decrease intake of Trans and Saturated fats: Trans fats are found in many processed foods and can be hidden under the name "partially or fully hydrogenated oil". Saturated fat is natural fat that is typically found in animals and animal products. Both of these fats increase cholesterol.
2. Increase fiber intake: Eating a diet high in fiber can help lower cholesterol. Look to consume ~25-30g of fiber per day.
3. Incorporate Healthy fats: Incorporate healthy fats from nuts, seeds and fish. Fish contains Omega-3 Fatty acids, which protect the heart.
4. Get Active: Exercise help increase the good cholesterol in the body. Aim for 30 minutes of activity daily. Break it up into smaller bouts if needed.
5. Hydrate Properly: Our bodies are made up of fluid and adequate fluid intake is necessary for them to work properly. Fuel the body with low-calorie, low-sugar, caffeine-free beverages.
Many of these tips should be included in anyone's lifestyle, regardless of cholesterol numbers. Look to make some tweaks today!