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Should You Eat Avocados - Or Are They Too High In Fat?

  Where did the concept enter the nutrition field that avocados might not be healthy? A scenario like this happens several times a week in my preventive cardiology clinic : A 43-year old man has his second heart event and adopts a whole food, plant-based diet with no added oils. He thrives on the control it gives him over future cardiac disease. He knows of Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn. When he sees me in my office, he turns to me and asks: "Doc, I love all of this and am devoted. But, can I have half of an avocado a few times a week because I read it is off my menu?" Are avocados healthy? Where did the concept enter the nutrition field, or specifically, the heart disease reversal field, that avocados might not be healthy? Why do the programs that demonstrate the amazing power of plant-based diets to halt and reverse heart disease generally restrict avocados? Low fat diets In a prior article I wrote about the pioneers of plant-based cardiac nutriti

Avocado - SuperFood - 10 Health Benefits

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9 Other reasons you should eat avocados every day

smooth, creamy and subtly flavored, avocados have become popular all around the globe. They are not only tasty, but also in the health world, Avocados are especially famous for its simple unsaturated fatty acids or "good" fats. Do not get me wrong - I love healthy fats. But there are also plenty of exciting research about the avocado, many other health benefits that go beyond the fats. Avocados are rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K1 and Vitamin B-6. In fact, Avocados are one of the best examples of the "Food as medicine" concept, with their high quantities of vitamins and minerals and secondary plant substances, which specific nutrients from the plants to help heal the body. Here are nine further research backed up reasons why you should enjoy avocados every day : 1. They are full of antioxidants. Avocados contain a high proportion of the catechins and phenols, the antioxidants to protect against stress and oxidation. 2. The

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