Eating fresh avocados may improve cholesterol levels

Sunday, February 21st, 2016 | by

Eating fresh avocados every day can significantly change lipid profiles and improve cholesterol levels, reveals a study conducted at the University of the Pacific at Stockton in California.

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According to findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, the use of avocados in lieu of solid fats and foods that have higher saturated fat content to significantly change lipid profiles.

The study looked at 10 unique avocado studies with 229 participants, assessing the impact of avocados on cholesterol levels.

The researchers found avocado consumption (1 to 1.5 per day) significantly reduced total cholesterol (TC), LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) — a type of fat found in your blood, when they were substituted for sources of saturated fat.

Additionally, avocado consumption did not impact HDL (good) cholesterol.

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