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?
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 food, reduces LDL and raises HDL. So, it is good for health.
Since your LDL is very high, I would advise you to start medications after consulting a specialist.
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