Eating this fruit every day keeps the doctor away, but it’s not the apple. What is it then? Of an increasingly fashionable ingredient on Italian tables. Let’s find out which one.
Avocado keeps bad cholesterol in check
Eating this fruit every day keeps the doctor away, but it’s not the apple. It’s about the avocado.
This is revealed by a research conducted by the “Penn State” e published in “The Journal of Nutrition”. Specifically, scientists found that consuming an avocado every day helps keep bad cholesterol in check. The study focused on overweight or obese participants. They tried to introduce an avocado into their daily diet.
The results are encouraging. In fact, experts have shown that the fruit helps reduce LDL particles in the blood. These are particularly dangerous substances, which block the arteries.
But that’s not all: another positive aspect is the reduction of oxidized particles. Previous research has shown that oxidation is responsible for cancer, heart disease and atherosclerosis.
It is therefore important to combat it through food. An increase in lutein in the blood was also observed in the study participants. This is indeed an antioxidant substance.
The benefits for the arteries are just the tip of the iceberg
According to Dr. Kris-Etherton, one of the authors of the study, these benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, the positive effects of avocado are numerous, and research is only just beginning. In particular, the fruit is rich in good fats (oleic acid, omega 3 and omega 6) and carotenoids, which are important for eye health.
But that’s not all: avocado also provides good amounts of potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition, it contains vitamin B. This is why experts recommend introducing it into your daily diet in a healthy way. Maybe spread on wholemeal toast, or as a sauce for an alternative pinzimonio.
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