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Is it true that the avocado promotes the increase of blood cholesterol levels?

No, this is not true. In fact, the avocado which is a known delicacy since a very long time (in fact, it turned out that it was cultivated by the Incas since the year 500 BC) is a food rich in monounsaturated fatty acids known for their positive impact on cholesterol levels (by helping in raising the HDL and lowering the LDL). Moreover, the avocado also helps prevent cardiovascular disease. It contains a good load of vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamins of the group B and of carotenoids which, all of them, make of it an excellent antioxidant. It is also a favored food against constipation due to its high content in dietary fiber (about 6 g / 100g). Also, this is a satiating food which helps prevent cravings.

Caution! The avocado has the reputation for being high in calories (about 170 kcal / 100 g). As such, those who want to monitor their weight should consume it in moderation. We should also note that the avocado starts ripening after it is picked and not before such time. Finally, please don’t try to cook the avocado.

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