Heart of living
LDL — or ‘bad’ cholesterol— levels. Also, they tend to slightly increase HDL, or ‘good’ cholesterol, levels. Hence it is considered a heart-friendly food,” explains Urvi Ved, consultant dietician.
DON’T OVERDO IT
“Anything if taken in excess has multiple side effects on our body. If avocados are consumed in excess, there can be adverse effects like weightgain (due to the fat content), allergies (cold or bad throat), or gastro-complications (bloating, excess vomiting),” says Kejal Sheth, nutritionist, Nutrivity.in. Speaking about the ill effects of excessive consumption of bananas, Sheth says, “Eating too much is harmful not just for diabetic patients but for everyone. It leads to weight gain, induces sleep with its magnesium content, (which helps relax the muscles); hyperkalaemia, due to excess potassium (excess of potassium is not good as it leads to higher pulse rate or irregular heart-beats); headache (contains tyramine which helps triggers migraine), abdominal pain, constipation, etc. With inputs from Munmun Ganeriwal, nutritionist