An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Eating an avocado a day can be good for you? Really?

For years, this plump, delicious green fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high fat content. According to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight and obese individuals.

Researchers evaluated the effect avocados had on cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated fatty acids from avocados. In other words, avocado fat is healthy fat, and the luscious green fruit is also one of the best natural sources for potassium.

Are There Better Ways to Eat an Avocado?

Many people are accustomed to eating avocados only in the form of guacamole, which pairs the fruit with chips that are usually fried and high in sodium.

Some healthier ways to enjoy an avocado include in a green salad, on a sandwich with low fat protein and high fiber bread, with a vegetable dish, with lean protein foods like chicken or fish, spread lavishly on a piece of toasted whole grain bread or bagel, or just sliced in half and scooped out with a spoon.

So here’s one easy dietary change that can help to propel you towards your 2019 good health goals!

What makes Dr. Charlene Thorburn different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.

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