Avocado A Day
Eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet cuts bad cholesterol levels in overweight people, say doctors in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
In the study, 45 overweight patients between 21 and 70 were put on three different cholesterol-lowering diets: a lower fat diet without avocado; moderatefat diet without avocado.
The two moderate-fat diets had 34% of calories as fat. The low-fat diet was 24%. Researchers found:
– Compared to the average diet, low-density lipoprotein (LDLs, the “bad” cholesterol) was 13.5 mg/dL lower after consuming the moderate fat diet that included an avocado, and superior to the other diets.