Eat Avocado’s and lower your cholesterol safely and naturally.
Do you love guacamole? It seems everyone loves guac, and there is an American love affair with the avocado, from putting it on salads, to burgers, to other fixings.
This high in fat fruit is now in high demand, partly because it is a very healthy fruit with loads of vegetarian fat.
Many of us have been told by doctors to be aware of high cholesterol levels, and our HDL/LDL balance, yet their approach via cholesterol medications to lower the cholesterol can affect our liver, muscles and brains with diseases that are likely only occurring because of the cholesterol lowering medications which require constant health monitoring.
Contrast cholesterol medications with the avocado, which will lower cholesterol without these side effects, and you have another food that should be in your diet.
While the real reason for arterial and heart disease may be inflammation, rather than cholesterol, that is a narrative for another day. If you want to improve your cholesterol levels naturally, add avocado to your diet. Check out this blog post.
The incredible cholesterol-lowering benefits of the Avocado
Posted on December 19, 2015 by Brad Hoppmann
We all know the old saying our mothers told us growing up, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it”™s almost 2016 now, and I”™d like to switch just one little word in that saying “¦ take a look at it.
An avocado a day keeps the doctor away.
That”™s right. An avocado, which is technically a fruit, has the nutritional power to keep you out of the doctor”™s office and to make you an overall healthier person.
The health benefits of avocados are countless. Here are just a few”¦
- Maintain a healthy heart
- Control blood pressure
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Promote eye health
- Reduce stroke risk
- Help prevent birth defects
These are some pretty remarkable effects from a food most of us only relate to binge-eating guacamole with chips.
Now, I could write a substantially long newsletter article discussing all the benefits of eating an avocado a day. But I”™d like to focus on a health condition millions of Americans battle every day.
In the U.S., over 102 million people have cholesterol over what is considered healthy levels. Researchers believe what”™s even more important to focus on, besides just high cholesterol, is the ratio of two types of cholesterol “” HDL to LDL.
Normally, LDL is considered to be the “bad” type of cholesterol. Many experts theorize that lowering this type can provide an individual with a healthier ratio.
New research has found that eating an avocado a day, as part of an overall diet rich in healthy fats, may help lower this LDL cholesterol.
Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University recruited 45 overweight participants who agreed to try three different types of cholesterol-lowering diets. Their study was published about a week ago in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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