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Avocado and Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world, but there are many things you can do to help prevent hearth diseases. Physical activity, a healthy diet, and quit smoking are three key ways to keep a strong and healthy heart. Eating avocado is one of them. Eating avocados instead of foods full with saturated fat can help people reduce the amount of saturated fat in their diet.


Avocados are sodium and cholesterol free, and more than 50% of the avocado’s fat is monounsaturated. Avocado also contains a spectacular array of carotenoids, like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein. Avocado is rich in fibers that keep your digestive system running smoothly. All these things make the avocado the ultimate healthy fruit.

The American Heart Association claims that avocados can help people have a much healthier heart. A research was made among 273 people who were given avocados within the last 24 hours. The final result was that avocado consumers were lower in weight and lower in body mass index and the nutrient intake was significantly higher than in avocado non-consumers. A lot of aspects of heart health – like inflammatory risk factors, oxidative risk factors, and the level of cholesterol are improved by eating avocado.  Avocado is rich in vitamin B6, and folic acid and that’s really important for heart support.

Avocado really is a super healthy fruit, great for your heart and great for your blood sugar and that’s why you must include this tasty fruit in your everyday diet.

Here are some tips on how to cook avocado the healthiest way possible:

Many avocado recipes include avocado as an ingredient in its raw form and there isn’t a better way to preserve the avocado’s health benefits.  If you plan to try a recipe that calls for heat, we advise you use the lowest temperature and least amount of cooking time. This way you’ll minimize the damage to avocado’s unique fats.  A study has shown that 40 seconds of microwave heating (on medium heat) doesn’t significantly change the fatty acid in avocados.

The luxurious, nutrient-rich and creamy avocado makes every meal into something far more delicious. Try these 3 healthy avocado lunch recipes in a super way to get more of the nutrients of this superfood!