An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

By AFM Staff – February 1, 2015

Sliced up in a breakfast taco, mashed up and spread on toast, or tossed in a salad. No matter how you serve it, there’s no getting around it: avocadoes are awesome. A recent study released by the American Heart Association gives us even more reason to cherish the alligator pears (their given name in China). Study participants who consumed a moderate-fat diet and ate one avocado a day saw their bad cholesterol levels reduced twice as much as the cholesterol levels of participants who consumed a low-fat diet without eating an avocado each day. Triglyceride blood levels also showed improvement among participants who added some of the delicious green goodness to their daily diet. The goal of the study: to show that replacing saturated fatty acids with unsaturated fatty acids—like those found in avocados—can benefit your cardiovascular health.



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