Who knew? Just an avocado a day can significantly lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study shows.
Avocados are rich in so-called healthy fats and other nutrients and the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows the creamy fruit can work within weeks to lower cholesterol.
Nuts, olive oil, and avocados have have plaque-busting monounsaturated fatty acids — just another reason to add “good fats” to your diet!
In addition to monounsaturated fats, avocados contain fiber, phytosterols and polyphenols – all of which can help lower cholesterol. Avocados also contain natural sugars that may help regulate blood sugar. So next time you’re hungry, grab an avocado! Not only will it help fill you up, it is loaded with good fats and will lower your cholesterol.