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- Persistent high cholesterol levels can put the body at risk of cardiovascular diseases
- There are two types of cholesterol – LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol
- Read on to know about the fruits that can help lower cholesterol
New Delhi: Have you been having trouble managing your cholesterol levels lately? Turn to the delicious side and go for fruits. A variety of seasonal fruits are available at the moment that can work wonders for your body. When talking about fruit consumption, they must be consumed in moderation as they are a source of fructose and excessive consumption can lead to unhealthy sugar intake.
Here are some fruits that can lower cholesterol:
- Strawberries: This fruit is one of the most delicious and aesthetically fruits out there. Popular for their sweet taste, strawberries can also be helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. Furthermore, being a rich source of antioxidants, strawberries cab also have skin benefits.
- Apples: Biting into the juicy goodness of apples can swat away all the winter blues. Also considered to be a popular festive fruit as a variety of dishes such as caramel apple, apple pie, etc. revolve around it. This fruit is also a rich source of pectin, a fibre that can have cholesterol-lowering effects on the body.
- Citrus fruits: A variety of citrus fruits such as oranges, lime, grapefruit, etc. are available in abundance during the winter season. These fruits, apart from aiding cholesterol management, can also help boost immunity as they are a rich source of vitamin C.
- Grapes: Looking for a healthy winter snack? Pick grapes. These little green, squishy fruits can be delicious and healthy food. Apart from being weight management friendly, studies have also shown how grapes can help lower cholesterol levels.
- Avocado: Popularly known for its creamy, buttery consistency and texture, people suffering from cholesterol often avoid eating avocado under the misconception that it can cause cholesterol levels to rise. However, according to USDA, avocado has 0 mg of cholesterol and therefore is safe for consumption. Furthermore, it’s a source of healthy fat.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
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