Avocado is a fruit with a good source of potassium, vitamin D, and good fats. It contains 20 vitamins and minerals. It lowers cholesterol levels, increases sexual desire, and helps to regulate menstrual flow. It improves digestion, decreases depression, and protects our body from getting cancer. It prevents osteoporosis and helps to have a healthy pregnancy in females.

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Can I eat avocado if I am taking blood thinners?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Sintrom, but I was wondering if I can eat avocado.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicine Sintrom (Acenocoumarol) is an anticoagulant (used for reducing the blood from clotting easily). While taking this drug, you should not make major changes to the diet as this can increase or decrease the effects of this drug. In both the cases, it is not ...  Read Full »

Can avocado lower cholesterol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and my cholesterol report is showing as LDL 180 mg/dL. My friend says avocado helps in improving HDL and it does not increase LDL, as it has monounsaturated fat. I am confused. Is avocado good for cholesterol?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. First, let me tell you some basics of cholesterol. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is a good cholesterol. The higher the HDL, better the health. Whereas LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is a bad cholesterol. The lower the LDL, better the health. Avocado, though a high-fat f...  Read Full »

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