If you have no problem with encroaching alcoholism, I will bet my bottom dollar that you will get a very large boost in HDL with 12 ounces of red wine per DAY...every day.
Though doctors are loathe to recommend booze (American puritanism), the heart protective effects keep going up with dosage...at least until the cardiomyopathic effects of terminal alcoholism take over.
After all, what else is the Mediterannean diet except wine, wine and MORE wine...with brandy after dinner.
I get a 50% increase in my HDL with a couple weeks of 3, 4, or 5 martinis a day....or 4 Liters of red wine (Chateau Cardboard) in 3 days. That's from 40 to 60 ml/dL HDL.
Can you GUESS why I cant count on booze for good HLD numbers? LOL