Avocado – it’s probably one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. It contains high amounts of healthy nutrients, especially healthy fats, which can provide many health benefits for you and your health in general.
As we said, these fruits are delicious and you should consume them every day. But, you should be careful – because they contain high amounts of calories. Even though avocados contain a high amount of fats, that actually is a good thing. Avocados contain the “good” fats, including the monosaturated fat. The monosaturated fat can help you lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, along with the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood.
But, have you heard the latest news – well, 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 consider adding avocado to your daily routine!
Here’s what you need to know – 45 obese people (men and women, 21-70 years old) were separated into 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. You will be amazed when you find out that each of the new diets improved participants’ LDL cholesterol, which is the worst kind of cholesterol. But the avocado eaters fared the best: their LDL cholesterol dropped 13 points, compared to around 8 points for people on the low-fat or avocado-free moderate-fat diets.
And the experts discovered that just 1 avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat, healthy diet, significantly lowers cholesterol and suggests that avocados should be a daily part of a heart-healthy diet to help prevent cardiovascular disease and health problems related to high cholesterol. In this case, an avocado a day really does keep the doctor away!