Avocado do contain cholesterol, but the good cholesterol (HDL), therefore, very safe to be consumed by people who suffer from high cholesterol though. Avocado contain folic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin 86, vitamin C, vitamin E, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, and glutathione, also rich in fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids. The content that is capable of lowering levels of triglycerides and blood cholesterol.
This is proved by DM Colquhoundari of the Dietary Department, Wesley Hospital, Queensland, Australia. His research involved 15 women aged 37-58 years. A total of 8 women given the avocado, while 7 other people eat "carbs" for 3 weeks. The result, blood cholesterol levels in consuming avocado fell 8.2%, consuming carbohydrate only fell 4.9%. The decline also occurred in the low-density lipoprotein "bad cholesterol", in consuming avocado, who consume carbohydrates, not at all. Value of HDL or good cholesterol in the blood does not go down consuming avocado, while consuming carbohydrates increased 13.9%. That means eating avocados every day effectively keep the body from cholesterol than eating rice.
Avocado can lower cholesterol levels, as long as the consumption of properly. If the avocado is mixed with sugar and milk, of course makes the high-fat meal, but if consumed only avocados alone, without other additional, these unsaturated fats, it makes benefit to the body.