About Dr.Durian

Dr Durian doesn't run any stalll operations at the moment. However, we do cater events & sell our frozen durians on request.

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In this website, we will share our knowledge about the wonderful fruit that is our King of Fruits, the durian.

Big spike in cholesterol level after eating a durian?

  • Answer : Myth.
  • Fact: The king of fruits has good monounsaturated fats that can actually lower your harmful cholesterol levels and moderate your high blood pressure.
  • Durians have zero cholesterol and no saturated fats. 
  • Cholesterol is found in foods containing saturated fats such as red meats, seafood and dairy products. 
  • Durians have heart-healthy monounsaturated fats which help to lower your levels of bad LDL cholesterol.

"Durians may be a very good source of nutrients, but they are also high in calories and carbohydrates and thus must be consumed with moderation," says Magdalin Cheong, chief dietitian, Dietetic & Food Services at Changi General Hospital.

While overeating durian can most definitely cause weight gain, but then again, so can most other foods and fruits that taste any good! From a health blog with inputs from Dietetic & Food Services at Changi General Hospital.

This excerpt was taken of an article written by Teresa Cheong for Health Xchange, with expert input from Dietetic & Food Services at Changi General Hospital.

Find more health-related tips and articles on HealthXchange.com.sg, Singapore’s trusted health and lifestyle portal.

Health Xchange’s articles are meant for informational purposes only and cannot replace professional surgical, medical or health advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment.