- 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.
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