You’re hipster friend has probably been trying to get you on avocado for a while now. If you’re suffering from high cholesterol, maybe it’s time you listen to them. Avocado packs a powerful punch of both fiber and monounsaturated fats. These nutrients battle against bad cholesterol, ultimately making you healthier.
A study from 2015, focused on obese adults with dangerously high LDL– that’s that medical term for bad cholesterol. By the end, those who ate avocados experienced a greater decrease in LDL than those who didn’t.
Other studies have gotten more specific. Some have shown avocado to decrease LDL cholesterol by 22%, as well as an 11% increase in HDL, the good cholesterol. Even if your cholesterol level is healthy, you should still eat avocado. They hold a ton of other great nutrients, including potassium.
Avocados are known to boost the health of your eyes. They are even shown to help lower your risk of certain cancers. People who eat avocados are said to be healthier in general.