To reduce the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease, American researchers recommend eating two avocados per week.
Avocados are excellent for your health: rich in “good” fats (monounsaturated fatty acids), vitamins (vitamin K, vitamin B9, provitamins A…) and fiber (with approximately 6.7 g of fiber per 100 g of avocado), these Fruits also contain interesting levels of phytosterols, substances known to fight hypercholesterolemia.
Specifically: According to a recent large-scale study (conducted in the United States over a thirty-year period of 68,780 women aged 30-55 years and 41,700 men 40-75 years old) published in Journal of the American Heart AssociationEating two avocados per week is a good way to protect your cardiovascular health.
Replace butter, yoghurt, cheese and cold meats… with avocado
Thus, according to American researchers, a slight increase in avocado consumption would be associated with a lower risk of coronary artery disease (about 21% compared to people who never eat avocados) and cerebrovascular accidents (about 16%).
American researchers offer easy-to-implement tips on a daily basis: Replace (as much as possible) butter, ghee, yogurt, cold cuts and/or cheese with the same amount of avocado. This good habit alone would reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 16% to 22%. Note to avocado lovers: in baking, it is quite possible to replace part of the butter with mashed avocado without changing the final taste …
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