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The role of Avocado consumption and the risk for heart disease

Do you like to eat Avocado ?

Well, if you don’t like it, you should try to give it a second chance.

The journal of nutrition (Impact factor of 4.78) which is part of the American society for nutrition has published a research in 2019, suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep ‘bad cholesterol’ at bay.

Read more about the benefits of avocado

In a randomized, controlled feeding study, the researchers found that eating one avocado a day was associated with lower levels of LDL (specifically small, dense LDL particles) and oxidized LDL in adults with overweight or obesity.

According to researchers: “Avocados are really high in healthy fats, carotenoids — which are important for eye health — and other nutrients. They are such a nutrient-dense package, and I think we’re just beginning to learn about how they can improve health.”

Journal Reference:

Li Wang, Ling Tao, Lei Hao, Todd H Stanley, Kuan-Hsun Huang, Joshua D Lambert, Penny M Kris-Etherton. A Moderate-Fat Diet with One Avocado per Day Increases Plasma Antioxidants and Decreases the Oxidation of Small, Dense LDL in Adults with Overweight and Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Nutrition, 2019; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxz231


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