Regular avocado intake reduces cholesterol levels, new research shows
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association evaluated the impact of eating one avocado daily compared to a habitual diet.
Although the researchers did not find much difference between the control and intervention groups, they found that the participants who ate an avocado daily had lower bad cholesterol levels and improved their diet quality.
People can get cholesterol from food, but the body also makes cholesterol. There are two main types of cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
It is essential to keep cholesterol levels, in particular LDL (sometimes called “bad” cholesterol) levels, below a certain amount to prevent adverse health outcomes like stroke or coronary artery disease.
Blood cholesterol levels are crucial to heart health and preventing heart disease.
Avocados are loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin A. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity,
The fruit originated in the American continent but is now produced all over the world.