ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Foods That Lower Cholesterol, Fruit

Updated on October 16, 2011

There are many medicines available that will help to lower your cholesterol. However, it is always best to try the natural way first and to eat healthier. A tasty and fun way to eat healthier is to eat more fruit. Fruit has no cholesterol so it stands to reason that eating fruit will help to lower your cholesterol.

According to the Canada Food Guide, adults should have at least 8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Fruit juices are also good but eating the whole fruit is seen by most as the best way to get all the health benefits.

The three fruits described here are based on the author's personal taste. One fruit is as good as the other; they all offer excellent nutrition and are high in fibre. Different people have different tastes but I'm sure you can find at least one fruit you like.


Many people think that the avocado is a vegetable, but it's a fruit. Avocado originally came from Mexico and Central America. Avocados are wonderful in salads or made into yummy guacamole.

The fibre content in the avocado is the highest of any other fruit, offering you 63% of the recommended daily requirement. The avocado is a good source of Vitamins C and K and folate. Avocado's are also quite high in calories and I wouldn't recommend you eat them every day.


The orange is a very popular fruit. Many people drink the juice daily and the lucky ones can pick oranges off trees in their back yards. There is nothing more satisfying on a hot, summer day as biting into a sweet, fresh orange. Oranges are also very versatile; they can be added to salads, made into drinks, and incorporated into cocktails.

Oranges were originally grown in Southeast Asia and the name comes from the Sanskrit word nāraṅgaḥ. Oranges are high in vitamin's A and C. Oranges offer 160% of the daily requirement of vitamin C. They are also quite high in calcium, iron, folate, thiamin, and potassium.


The kiwi or Chinese gooseberry is native to China. It was renamed the kiwifruit in the 1950s in order to market them better. The kiwi has a slightly "hairy" brown or green skin which is completely edible. Ideally, kiwi have a nice sweet flavor. Kiwi's are a great addition to fruit salad.

The kiwi is high in vitamin's A, K, and C. In fact, the kiwi provides 273% of the daily requirement of vitamin C. It has 108 calories per fruit. It also offers high quantities of calcium and folate.


Please be aware that the advice in this article should in no way replace that of a licensed physician and that nothing is necessarily guaranteed to lower cholesterol. Consult your doctor if you think you might have high cholesterol.

Foods that lower your cholesterol, fruit by Susan Keeping is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.


Submit a Comment
  • profile image


    7 years ago

    good idea!

  • hameidinger profile image


    8 years ago

    My favorite to eat is avocado!

  • profile image

    Martin V 

    9 years ago

    great hub!

  • JannyC profile image


    9 years ago

    Love this Hub. I like natural way to helped the body and I eat these already so this is just great news.

  • Lgali profile image


    9 years ago

    another excellent hub thanks

  • profile image


    10 years ago

    I didn't know that Avocados are high in fibre. I use it as a butter alternative on my sandwiches and toast. Toasted turkish bread with avocado and cracked pepper. Sounds a little odd but is really yummy!! Useful hub, I'm going to share it with my friends.

  • profile image


    10 years ago

    Fructose is a simple sugar and can simply enter a cell through diffusion instead of by way of active transport that it's counterpart "glucose" uses. Complex sugars create excessive glucose levels in the blood which creates more demand for insulin. Too much fat in our systems can hinder the transport of insulin to our cells. Fructose's entry through diffusion saves energy for the body and cells. I agree, "fruit does a body good". Nice hub.

  • johnr54 profile image

    Joanie Ruppel 

    10 years ago from Texas

    My wife loves avacados so we have them all the time. I just wish we could grow them in the garden.

  • cgull8m profile image


    10 years ago from North Carolina

    Great post, I have bookmarked this article in Delicious. Very useful.

  • Uninvited Writer profile imageAUTHOR

    Susan Keeping 

    10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    It's like the tomato...some say it is a fruit...

  • Just_Rodney profile image

    Rodney Fagan 

    10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

    Great Hub, there is always controversy with the avo, and there always will be.

  • compu-smart profile image

    Tony T 

    10 years ago from London UK

    I guess it's like anything good or bad for us and that's moderation!

  • Uninvited Writer profile imageAUTHOR

    Susan Keeping 

    10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    I guess the downside is too much fat. I don't see anywhere that having them daily is harmful.

  • Trsmd profile image


    10 years ago from India

    very healthy page..

  • compu-smart profile image

    Tony T 

    10 years ago from London UK

    I like advocados and i eat them everyday..ish!!

    i am trying to put more weight on so is it ok too eat daily!? and what's the downside!


    ps, I was told by a dietrician, i had the lowerest chlosterol level she had seen!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)