Consumption Of Durian When Suffering From Heart Disease?
Good evening doctor, my father has coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, also cholesterol, if you eat durian blood pressure or cholesterol will rise? Please respond. thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Durian is a fruit that is quite well known and has many enthusiasts in Indonesia. Fruit that has a strong aroma basically has many benefits for the body, in the form of antioxidants, fiber, fat, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, protein, vitamin A, potassium and carbohydrates which of course is good for one's health.
Regarding your question, actually durian is not absolutely bad for people with a history of the disease. Your father can still consume durian, but everything that is excessive is not good. How much is too much, specifically will vary depending on the clinical condition of each person.
As we mentioned before, durian contains carbohydrates and fat. Although these two components are indeed needed by the body, if excessive consumption can worsen one's health condition. So there is no particular substance that is only present in durian that is toxic or harmful, but the content of fat and carbohydrates and sugar. So if we say durian is dangerous and your father avoids durian but still consumes fried foods, salty foods, etc., his blood pressure and cholesterol keep going up.
So once again the conclusion, there is no absolute prohibition for someone to consume durian, and the most important is the consumption of low-salt foods for people with high blood pressure and low-fat foods for people with cholesterol. Do not forget also to regularly consume drugs and control to the doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.