Avocado eaters have higher levels of good cholesterol
by Newsletter Editor
Doctors reviewed the diets of men and women participating in the long-term U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found healthful trends for avocado eaters. Compared to those who did not eat avocado, those who ate an average of one-half avocado per day got 36 percent more dietary fiber, 23 percent more vitamin E, 13 percent more magnesium, 16 percent more potassium, and 48 percent more vitamin D. Avocado eaters also were half as likely to develop metabolic syndrome, got more "good" monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, had higher levels of good cholesterol, lower body mass index scores, and smaller waist size.
Reference: Nutrition Journal; 2013, Vol. 12, No. 1, Electronic Prepublication