Total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio is a calculation obtained by dividing the total cholesterol level by the HDL cholesterol level and is another indicator of heart disease risk. A ratio of less than 5.0 is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. A ratio of less than 3.5 is highly desirable.
How to IMPROVE
Go for the whole-grains. Try brown rice or whole- wheat pasta. Switch from white bread to whole-wheat bread.
Use liquid oils instead of solid fats (such as shortening) in your cooking and baking.