A review of the latest scientific literacy shows the consumption of avocados every day is a simple way to prevent metabolic syndrome. Researchers say the avocado has a good effect on cholesterol levels.
Reported by Travel + Leisure, the metabolic syndrome is often dubbed the new silent killer. The metabolic syndrome is a condition that occurs several such as increased blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and increased levels of cholesterol are not uncommon, where these conditions occur simultaneously thereby increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The study was conducted by researchers Iran concluded avocado has the most excellent effect on cholesterol levels. Consumption of this fruit can affect several different measurements of LDL cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, total cholesterol and phospholipids.
The researchers say their lipid-lowering, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-thrombotic, antiatherosclerotic and cardioprotective effects of avocado have been demonstrated in several studies. Most of the studies recommend eating fruit every day, in other words, can help fight quite a lot of aspects of the metabolic syndrome.
Health nutrition author Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH said that although not involved in the research but it impressed him. It shows avocado worthy of its status as superfood.
Sass showed avocados may help prevent belly fat. This is the most dangerous kind of fat. Although avocados are high in fat compared to other fruits, but was good and very filling.
Research has also shown people who eat more avocados tend to not be overweight and have a smaller waist. In fact, they tend to consume less calorie foods.
"This is another example of how not all calories are created equal," says Sass. Avocados are also a source of anti-oxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. As well as monounsaturated fats that are good for heart health.
More ways to consume avocado. Ranging from baked goods along with bread, made smoothies, omelets, salads and even the contents of the sandwich. Avocados can even be used as a substitute for butter in baking recipes. Sass says, avocado blend well with savory and sweet food.