March 11, 2015
A new study suggests that eating one avocado per day as part of a healthy diet can help lower cholesterol. An avocado has a higher fat content (5 grams per serving) than other fruit, but the fat is monounsaturated fat, which is considered healthy when consumed in moderation. Diets rich in monounsaturated fatty acids can reduce total cholesterol levels in the blood and increase the ratio of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, “good” cholesterol) to low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad” cholesterol). The authors of the study concluded that eating one avocado per day decreases LDL cholesterol levels. Furthermore, the beneficial effects of eating avocados go beyond their fatty acid content and may provide additional cardiovascular benefits.
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Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol
Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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