Avocado health benefits
Results from recent study have shown that by including healthy avocado in your diet you could lower your levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) the ‘bad cholesterol ‘.
Participants eating a moderate fat diet including avocado for five weeks not only lowered their LDL by 13.5 mg/dL, but also also lowered their total cholesterol and triglycerides, which could further benefit their heart health, whilst those who followed a moderate-fat diet without avocado only lowered their LDL by 8.3 mg/dL.
Experts also believe that other heart-healthy fats like nuts and extra-virgin oil may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Why not try this delicious guacamole recipe to get you started:
- 1 large ripe tomato
- 3 avocados, very ripe
- juice 1 large lime
- handful coriander, leaves and stalks finely chopped, plus a few leaves, roughly chopped, to serve
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 chilli, red or green, deseeded and finely chopped
Use a large knife to pulverise the tomato to a pulp on a board, then tip into a bowl. Halve and stone the avocados and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into the bowl with the tomato.
Tip all the other ingredients into the bowl, then season with salt and pepper. Use a whisk to roughly mash everything together. Scatter with the coriander.
Be clever when eating guacamole and dip in some delicious chopped veggies – give those corn chips a miss!
At Leigh Carter Personal Training Milton Keynes it is paramount to us that all of our clients are educated on good nutritional practices as diet make for at least 75% of your health and physique goals.