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Published on March 28th, 2013 | by Nicole Corvin

Are Avocados Healthy?


A recent study demonstrated that people who eat avocado on a daily basis enjoy a better health than those who don’t. Also, not surprisingly, Avocado consumers had more dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins in their diets. We can’t say if these results come from people eating avocados and generally having better eating habits than those who don’t or if it is the avocado only and in itself that makes the difference in the health scores. The first might be more plausible than the second, but it still marks eating avocado as a habit of health-conscious people.

While studies cannot tell us the whole truth and have limitations, we can still draw some good conclusions from this study. We can safely conclude that eating avocado daily is part of many people’s healthy diets. Also we can conclude that people who eat avocado are more likely to eat more of other exotic and healthy foods.

There have been other studies on this particular fruit that have shown that its high content in monounsaturated fats makes it just as good of a health food as Olive oil, while also having plenty of vitamins and minerals. Avocados can thus improve your cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.

In the study it was shown that Avocado consumers had smaller waists and lower cholesterol levels than those who didn’t eat it, and these results are in agreement with numerous previous studies.

Also, let’s not forget the gastronomic factor. Avocados turn any salad from bland into an exotic culinary experience, which might make you eat more salad in general.

Bottom-line is that eating Avocado daily is a habit of healthier people and the more habits of healthier people we adopt the more possible it is for us to become healthier people ourselves.

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