Cardiovascular diseases lead the list of top causes of death in the world. Fortunately, Mother Nature wouldn’t let us deal with diseases without providing a way of preventing them!
Here is a list of the top 10 foods that help to protect your heart.
The avocado is a unique type of fruit you shouldn’t miss out on! By having a fat content that is 77% of its total calories, it is one of the fattiest plant foods on the planet. However, the avocado wouldn’t be that awesome by just containing any fat. It is the oleic acid that is believed to be responsible for the fruit’s beneficial health effects, including the reduction of inflammation (1).
Not only that but the avocado is loaded with other important nutrients such as Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, Folate, Potassium (more than bananas!), as well as small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Phosporous, and Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3. WOW!
There are studies that have shown that avocados (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7):
- Reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%
- Reduce total cholesterol levels significantly
- Lower LDL cholesterol by up to 20%
- Increase HDL (the “good”) cholesterol by up to 11%
All of these results should give us reason enough to include an avocado in our regular diet for a healthy heart. Read More
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