Avocado is probably one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. Its contents rich of healthy nutrients, especially healthy fats can provide many health benefits for you and your health in general.
This fruit has a very delicious taste and you should consume it every day. But, be careful, since it contains high amounts of calories. Even though avocados contain high amount of fats, that actually is a good thing. Avocados contain the “good” fats, including the mono-saturated fats. The mono-saturated fats can help you lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, along with the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood.
According to the new research from The American Heart Association, eating a single avocado a day, significantly decreases your cholesterol level and lowers your risk of heart disease! If you have or are at risk for heart disease or your doctor has concerns about a potential heart attack, you should seriously think about adding avocado to your daily routine!
The research included 45 obese people (men and women, 21-70 years old) who were separated in three groups with each group eating a different cholesterol lowering diet. The first one was a low-fat diet (24% fat), the second one was a moderate-fat diet (34% fat) with no avocado and the third one was a moderate fat diet (34% fat) with avocado. Each of the new diets improved participants’ LDL cholesterol, which is the worst kind of cholesterol. But, the ones who ate avocado had the best results: their LDL cholesterol dropped 13 points, compared to around 8 points for people on the low-fat or avocado-free moderate-fat diets!
According to the experts, only 1 avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat, healthy diet, significantly lowers cholesterol, so that’s why avocados should be a daily part of a heart healthy diet to help prevent cardiovascular disease and health problems related to high cholesterol. Now, not only an apple, but also an avocado a day, keeps the doctor away! Try it now!