Avocado is one delicious fruit that contains fat. This causes you to often avoid avocado when doing a diet program. However, it turns out that this fruit contains healthy fats that can actually lower high blood pressure.
Quoting Express, Thursday (22/2/2018), more than one in four adults in the UK have hypertension. However, many are not aware of it. In fact, high blood pressure can lead to the emergence of several diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease.
High blood pressure is closely related to cholesterol levels in the body. If a person consumes saturated fats continuously, cholesterol will accumulate in the arteries, so that will occur narrowing of blood vessels. This is why you are encouraged to consume Avocado as one of unsaturated fat or vegetable fat.
Substituting saturated fats, found in animal products, with unsaturated fats is believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition to avocado, you can replace it with nuts, seeds, coconut oil, and olive oil.
Although believed to lower blood pressure because it contains healthy fats, you also have to take into account the amount of consumption. This is because one half of the avocado contains 200 calories.
Therefore, a good level to consume avocado is half the fruit in a day. Consumption in these levels can prevent you from heart disease and diabetes.
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