An estimated 34 percent of U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome. Having this condition and its symptoms significantly increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart health problems and other conditions. But, what does this have to do with eating avocado? (I’m glad you asked) The symptoms of metabolic syndrome include high cholesterol, high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure and unhealthy BMI (body mass index). However, a new study has found that eating avocado benefits and offsets many of the detrimental effects of metabolic syndrome.
An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
by Dr. Mercola
Sometimes people have more than one serious health complication. If those problems happen to be three or more of the most prevalent risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, such as high blood pressure, high triglycerides and a large waistline, they merge into a single disorder known as metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome represents one very serious illness, affecting 40 percent of the U.S. population over age 40.
Amanda Froelich, June 5, 2016
The old adage goes ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ but it may as well be an avocado
health freedom alliance, May 3, 2016
Did you know? Avocados are a great source of healthy raw fat, which is missing in many people today and can actually help with weight loss!
Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain proper weight while giving you the healthy fats that are needed for overall health.