HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is referred to as ‘good’ cholesterol.
HDL cholesterol removes bad cholesterol from other parts of the body to the liver, where the liver processes cholesterol out of your body. Higher levels of HDL are better, as it is the protector against LDL (low-density lipoprotein). HDL does not eliminate LDL as only a third to a quarter of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.
Through the process of HDL, it could help lower the risk of heart disease or stroke. It is important to follow a healthy diet and minimise foods that are high in LDL, which could increase your risk of heart disease.