avocado heart risk

WHY IT MATTERS: Eating two avocados weekly reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.

WHAT’S HAPPENING: a report of 110,000 men and women followed for 30 years was published in the on-line March 30 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

BOTTOM LINE: Avocados are a great replacement for margarine, butter, yogurt, cheese, and processed meats, and eating two avocados a week reduced cardiovascular events by 16 to 22 percent.

Reference: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.121.024014