Eating avocado can improve cholesterol levels

Ask your typical mainstream doctor what it takes to live a long life, and he’ll have you eating like a bird and sweating yourself into a tizzy on a treadmill. But a new study proves there’s an easy way to improve your heart health and maybe add years to your life – and it’s something you’re going to love. Just eat more avocado.

For years we’ve been told to stay away from them, because they’re too high in fat. But as I’ve been telling you for ages, the mainstream is just plain wrong when it comes to healthy, natural fats.

The kind of fat you’ll find in avocados is exactly what your body needs to protect everything from your brain to your heart.

In fact, when researchers analyzed 10 unique studies, they found that people who ate an entire avocado a day saw a significant reduction in their “bad” cholesterol levels (that’s the “LDL” part of the lipid panel).

The participants who loaded up on avocados were actually able to shift their balance of “good” versus “bad” cholesterol, giving them more of the cholesterol they need to help fight off heart disease (that’s the “HDL” on your lipid panel).

Of course, the benefits don’t stop there, as avocados are also a natural way to boost your fiber intake. They’re also full of antioxidants, vitamins C, E, B and folic acid – and they’re a staple in the heart-healthy Paleo Diet.

Cutting up some avocados for a salad or whipping up a batch of guacamole is actually an enjoyable and delicious way to protect your heart.

Just don’t use this as an excuse to grab a big bag of fried tortilla chips and knock back a couple of sugary margaritas.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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How eating avocado could save your life: Fruit ‘lowers cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease’, dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3449571

Find a Vitamin or Supplement: Avocado, webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/

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