Avocados associated with lower risk of heart disease

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Avocados have become extremely popular over the last few years and are known to be a good source of many vitamins, minerals and monounsaturated (i.e. good) fats.

Now a new study has shown that people who regularly eat just two portions of avocado per week (one portion is roughly equal to half an avocado) are 21% less likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and 16% less likely to suffer from other forms of cardiovascular disease than those who do not eat avocados. Furthermore replacing margarine, butter, cheese and processed meat with the equivalent amount of avocado reduced the risk of heart disease by 16-22%.

Avocados are very versatile and there are countless recipes online to help people incorporate an avocado a week into a balanced diet.

Click here to read the full article from the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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