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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.

Avocado

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.

Orange

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.

Kiwi

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.

Disclaimer:

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.

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    noenoe 5 years ago

    good idea!

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    hameidinger 6 years ago

    My favorite to eat is avocado!

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    Martin V 7 years ago

    great hub!

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    JannyC 7 years ago

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

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    Lgali 8 years ago

    another excellent hub thanks

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    notorious_HAI 8 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.

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    ClareBaros 8 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.

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    Joanie Ruppel 8 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.

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    cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

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

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    Susan Keeping 9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

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

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    Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

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

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    compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

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

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    Susan Keeping 9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

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

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    Trsmd 9 years ago from India

    very healthy page..

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    compu-smart 9 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!

    Thanks:)

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