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 (

Why do we care about cholesterol? See, for example, Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Through Our Artery Lining (

What should we shoot for? See 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

For more on the health effects of guacamole, check out The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation ( and Are Avocados Healthy? (

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