Durians: 8 Myths and Facts About the King of Fruits

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

In fact, this king of fruits has good monounsaturated fats that can actually lower your harmful cholesterol levels and moderate your high blood pressure. A durian can have anywhere from 885 calories to 1,500 calories depending on its size. “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.

Facts about durians

1. Durians can cause weight gain
2. Durians are rich in nutrients
3. People with diabetes must limit their durian intake
4. Durians are instant energisers

Myths about durians

1. Durians are loaded with cholesterol
2. Mangosteens must be eaten with durians to reduce heatiness
3. Eating durians and drinking beer at the same time may kill you
4.  Eating durians can boost your libibo

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