High levels of LDL cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol, can be dangerous. The substance raises your risk of heart disease and stroke if it starts to build up on the inside of your blood vessels. But a growing body of research is finding that it can be reduced by dietary changes – such as consuming avocados.
Avocados are well-known for their high levels of fat. Yet, the food is riddled with health benefits.
The fats it contains – known as monounsaturated fats – have positive health benefits. It is also high in HDL cholesterol, which works to remove “bad” cholesterol from your blood.
One study found that eating an avocado per day for six months led to a decrease in dangerous cholesterol levels.
And it had these results without causing the build-up of fat around the body, such as in the liver or belly.
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