It's More than Just Guacamole. Embracing Avocado!
Now there’s even more evidence to love a good bowl of guacamole. The Journal of the American Heart Association recently published a study promoting this fruit.
It said by eating at least two servings of avocado a week helps to reduce the risk of having a heart attack by 21% when compared to avoiding or rarely eating avocados. The replacement of margarine, butter, egg, yogurt, cheese, or processed meats with avocado was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Journal said its findings support the existing evidence on the intake of plant‐based healthy fats and their positive impact on diet quality and their role in cardiovascular disease prevention in the general population.
Cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the United States. However, it can be largely prevented by a healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology recommends a heart‐healthy diet limited to 5% to 6% of calories from saturated fatty acid.
It also found that avocado consumers tend to have higher high‐density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels; a lower risk of metabolic syndrome; and lower weight, body mass index and waist circumference, compared with non avocado eaters.
Check out these 15 avocado, vegan recipes if you need to vary it from avocado on toast or guacamole.
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