It’s no secret that high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke… so it makes sense that you’d do most anything to bring your numbers down.
You likely didn’t give it a second thought when your mainstream doc pulled out his prescription pad and jotted down whichever statin drug he thought would work the fastest.
And he likely didn’t spend a lot of time explaining the risks!
See, statins cause some crippling side effects – from muscle damage to diabetes to kidney failure.
But most people want the fastest “fix” …
And most doctors are too busy to give you the full rundown, thanks to our medical system.
That’s where I can come in and help.
Today I’ll give you a safe and simple way to get your numbers back down – without having to pop a dangerous pill.
A REAL fix for high bad cholesterol
Move over statins, because the latest research reveals avocados may be the trick to SLASH your bad cholesterol.
You see, in a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers recruited 45 overweight or obese participants.
At the beginning of the study, participants followed a two-week diet so that everyone started out on the same nutritional footing.
Then, they completed five weeks of different diets, including: a low-fat diet, a moderate-fat diet, and a moderate-fat diet that included one avocado a day.
After five weeks on the avocado diet, participants saw lower levels of their small, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles or their “bad cholesterol.”
They also had higher levels of lutein, an antioxidant that helps prevent eye disease.
Now, as you may have guessed, the health benefits of avocados don’t just stop at your cholesterol.
Folks, this nutrient-dense and vitamin-packed fruit can also:
- Protect against cancer
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Lower your risk of depression
- Improve digestion
And getting your daily intake of this creamy treat is super easy!
You can chop up some avocado into your salad… slice it up for sandwiches… spread it onto your toast… or you can even throw it on the grill!
Just like in the study, you should make sure you’re eating one whole avocado a day to see the benefits for yourself.
To Your Health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D.