Can guacamole lower your cholesterol as well as other whole food fat sources such as nuts, or is it just avocado industry spin.

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What about adding avocado to a plant-based diet. Would there be any benefit then? That’s the topic of my next video, Avocados Lower Small Dense LDL Cholesterol (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Avocados-Lower-Small-Dense-LDL-Cholesterol).

Why do we care about cholesterol? See, for example, Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Through Our Artery Lining (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cholesterol-crystals-may-tear-though-our-artery-lining/).

What should we shoot for? See Optimal Cholesterol Level (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-cholesterol-level).

In addition to adding cholesterol lowering foods, we need to first reduce our intake of cholesterol-raising foods. See Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero https://nutritionfacts.org/video/trans-fat-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol-tolerable-upper-intake-of-zero/).

For more on the health effects of guacamole, check out The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Effects-of-Avocados-and-Red-Wine-on-Meal-Induced-Inflammation) and Are Avocados Healthy? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-avocados-healthy).

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