Good News! Avocados Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

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We’re always happy when an ingredient we love turns out to be even healthier than we imagined. And today there’s good news for avocado lovers.

A study was released last week showing that eating an avocado a day can help lower bad cholesterol in overweight patients.

The study compared diets that had the same levels of healthy fats and other nutrients. And they discovered that the participants who got their healthy fat from avocados instead of other sources had a greater drop in the bad LDL cholesterol.

We think we’ll be adding an avocado to tonight’s dinner, how about you?