“Millennial Food” Slashes Heart Disease Risk
I’m not into trends.
In fact, the health advice I give typically goes against trends (especially those in mainstream medicine).
But there is a popular health food trend I can get behind.
It didn’t start with doctors or the medical community… but with millennials.
And now, mainstream medicine is starting to support it as well.
The trend I’m talking about is eating avocado toast.
About 10 years ago, this item started popping up on menus, and the Internet became obsessed.
Believe it or not, #avocadotoast has over 100,000 posts on Instagram. (If you don’t know what that is, ask your grandkids.)
Avocados could be considered controversial because they’re loaded with fat. And fat is bad for you, right?
Avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids AND polyunsaturated fats—and that makes them GREAT for your health—especially your heart.
In a recent study, researchers took a closer look at the relationship between avocados and heart health.
Using data from the popular Nurse’s Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, they tracked over 100,000 people who did not have a history of heart disease for 30 years.
They found that people who had two or more servings of avocados per week had a 16 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 21 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease (compared to non-avocado eaters).
One serving was about half of an avocado.
As with questionnaire-based studies, this doesn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
In addition, people who ate this amount of avocados also tended to eat a healthier overall diet that included plenty of fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and dairy.
So whether the reduced heart disease risk came specifically from the avocadoes—or from avocados that are part of an overall healthy diet… no one can say for sure.
What I can tell you is that in addition to providing lots of health fats, avocados contain vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, polyphenols, and more—all nutrients that are good for your health.
Plus, the main monounsaturated fat in avocados—oleic acid—can help reduce hypertension, inflammation, and insulin sensitivity.
Whether you’re following the millennial trend and eating it on toast—or as guacamole, on a salad, or in a protein shake—they’re a tasty food that is good for you too.
P.S. According to a recent study, avocados are GREAT at shrinking belly fat and helping you lose weight, too. Click here to find out how.
Lennon, A. (2022, April 7.) 2 Servings of Avocados Per Week May Cut Heart Disease Risk by 16%. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/2-servings-of-avocado-per-week-may-cut-heart-disease-risk-by-16
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