Is Avocade Beneficial to Cholesterol?

There’s a new saying – An avocado a day, keep bad cholesterol at bay. From this you’ll basically know Avocado is good for lowering bad LDL cholesterol.

The Secret

Avocado contains rich monounsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat helps to lower bad LDL cholesterol. There was a research that proved it. In the research, the scientists made comparison with a group of people who eat lower-fat diet, and a group of people who eat moderate-fat diet with monounsaturated fat from Avocado. In 5 weeks, the LDL cholesterol of avocado group drops more than the low-fat diet group.

Nutrients 

Other than monounsaturated fat, Avocado contains multiple vitamins, minerals, fibers, phytosterols. These components help reduce the absorption of cholesterol. Avocado also contains rich antioxidant, which is good for heart, liver, and prevent cancer.

How to Choose

The research that proves Avocado’s benefits in lowering bad cholesterol used Hass Avocados, the ones with bumpy green peel. If you are going to add Avocado into your daily diet, we’ll recommend you to choose this type.

 

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