The diet’s health benefits may be well documented, but which plant-based items rank the best?
Here are three staples:
You may roll your eyes when people order a “crushed avo” but avocados have been shown to provide numerous benefits for heart health.
Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease, a major killer worldwide.
One study looked at the effects of three cholesterol-lowering diets in 45 overweight and obese people, with one of the test groups consuming one avocado per day.
The avocado group experienced reductions in “bad” LDL cholesterol, including lower levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol.
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