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Posted by The Fruit Pages ( on July 23, 2002 at 12:46:53:

In Reply to: Avocado, Papaya, and olive oil (cholesterol) posted by George on July 21, 2002 at 13:50:46:

: Hello to all,

: I have a family member whos cholesterol is very high. She loves to eat Avocado, papaya and foods soaked in olive oil. I thought these fruits would be good for lowing the cholesterol but i had a friend who told me that they may in fact increase cholesterol. This really upset me a great deal. I am happy that i found this site because it (i think) contradicts what my friend said and in fact these lower the cholesterol. Am i correct when i say that eating Avocado, Papaya, and olive oil are good for lowering ones cholesterol. I am deeply concerned about my family member so ANY info would be greatly appreciated.

: All the best
: george

You are right.

Papaya does not contain fat so does not influence the cholesterol level in the blood.

Avocado and olives do contain fat but no saturated fat. The fat of avocado and olives has a positive effect on the cholesterol level in our blood.

Cholesterol in foods increases levels of LDLs.3 Cholesterol is found only in animal products. Meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, and eggs all contain cholesterol, while plant products do not.

Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels. They are found predominately in animal products but are also found in a few vegetable oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil, chocolate, and hydrogenated oils.

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