11 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

5. Avocado

Avocado is probably one of the foods that contain the most substantial amounts of healthy fats. Consumption of food enriched with these fats is the best way to increase the levels of the healthy cholesterol and at the same time decrease the bad cholesterol levels.  Fibers in avocado regulate the gut motility, help with weight loss and additionally reduce cholesterol levels.

It has been recognized that avocado contains nutrients such as glutathione and lutein that act as strong antioxidants and protects the organisms against the damage induced by oxidative stress and the production of free radicals.  These ingredients also exhibit strong anti-inflammatory properties, protects the arterial wall from damage and prevents plaque formation. Avocado is a good choice for the smoothies, salads or desserts.






mm
About Dr Alex Grbovic 13 Articles
Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.

Disclaimer

The content of this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement for professional medical advice, care, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor, dietician, nutritionist or fitness instructor. If you experience any medical symptoms you should consult your doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment.