Friday, July 27, 2018 by RJ Jhonson
If you’re worried that the avocado in your guacamole will give you a heart attack, you’ll be happy to know it won’t. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Studies indicate that the avocado could be one of the best mainstays in a diet that promotes a healthy heart and a flat tummy.
Avocado’s high fat content gives it plenty of bad rep. After all, it’s commonly believed that fat of any kind clogs up your arteries and gives you a heart attack. Don’t forget that it causes weight gain, too.
But a new paper indicates that fat has been falsely accused all this time. Its authors claim that instead of minimizing your consumption of saturated fats, you need to walk more often, minimize stress, and eat more “real” foods instead of processed ones to lower your risk of heart disease. It’s refined carbohydrates, they say, that leads to heart disease and not fat.
Meanwhile, an expert from the Indiana University School of Medicine suggests that sugar, not fat, is also to blame for weight gain. This is based on research that showed people who follow low-fat weight loss diets do not shed weight. Those who follow a diet that’s high in fat but low in refined carbs, however, lose weight and even gain added health benefits in the process.
Avocado is a highly nutritious fruit that matches its fat content with plenty of other nutrients. Among the health-boosters it contains are antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and a range of phytochemicals. These contribute to the avocado’s many health benefits, especially relating to your heart.
Yes, avocado is actually good for your heart. In fact, past studies indicate that eating avocados doesn’t raise your cholesterol levels. It doesn’t add to your weight either. Its health benefits have had it compared to walnuts, almonds, and pistachios – superfoods in their own right – but with lower calories.
These specific nutrients make consuming avocados highly beneficial to your heart:
Discover more benefits of eating avocados and other fruits at Fruits.news.
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