Can an Avocado a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Avocados are the king of all superfoods.

When it comes to superfoods, avocados are by far my favorite. I’ve actually been snacking on them a lot lately because they’ve been on sale at the grocery store, and it reminded me of just how valuable avocados are to my diet.

We all know they are amazing for you, but new research is uncovering more data that backs up just how healthy these fruits are. And yes, in case you didn’t know, avocados are a fruit.

In general, avocados are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C, K, E, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, niacin, folate, beta-carotene, and lutein.

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New research suggests that eating one avocado per day can also lower your LDL cholesterol. This has to do with oxidation, which is thought to be a cause of heart disease and cancer.

In a study of 45 overweight adults, those that ate one avocado every day tested at significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels than their counterparts.

So, the data supports the fact that avocados are good for you in basically every way, and you should strive to eat one every day.

That might seem like a tall order, but you definitely get used to it. Personally, I just cut my avocados in half, then sprinkle a little salt and pepper on them and eat them with a spoon.

You can also spread them on toast, dip vegetables in them, or eat them with runny eggs, which is one of my other favorites.

Feel free to get creative on ingestion, but just know that avocados are one of the best things you can eat, especially if you aren’t getting your omega-3’s from any other source.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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