Rare is the person who doesn’t love a good guacamole or some avocado topping a salad or a piece of toast or rolled in sushi.
Nice to know that one of our favorite high fat snacks or go-to topper foods is actually good for you. This is especially true if you grew up in the erroneous but prevalent “all fat is bad for your heart” era. Not only did we sacrifice some yummies at the altar of the sugar industry’s pseudo science, but that manipulated data caused people to eat a far more inflammatory diet (aka high sugar diet). This, of course, resulted in more chronic disease – including heart disease, the very thing it was supposed to prevent. What the sugar industry covered up was the fact that sugar’s highly inflammatory nature rather than fat’s cholesterol building properties was at the root of many of our chronic and debilitating diseases. And that is before we look at refined sugar’s role in insulin resistance, weight gain, cancer and addictive food behavior.
While it is true that transfats (hydrogenated highly processed fats) are dangerous and damaging, there are many healthy saturated fats that support cellular healing, brain function, cancer starvation, weight loss and the lowering of inflammation. The reason why eating avocados is so productive in warding off the aforementioned health ailments is that its healthy fats help lower cholesterol and boost metabolism. Researchers also found that people who eat avocados tend to have less belly fat than those who don’t.
“Avocado is a well-known source of carotenoids, minerals, phenolics, vitamins, and fatty acids,” the study reads. “The lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, antithrombotic, antiatherosclerotic, and cardioprotective effects of avocado have been demonstrated in several studies.”
10 Ways to Use Avocado
Be sure to add avocados to your healthy diet!
*Well-Good GOOD FOOD,” APRIL 17, 2017
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