The World Health Organization reveals that Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. Luckily, there’s good news. As much as 80% of heart disease (and stroke) can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle. This includes regular exercise, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and, of course, a healthy and balanced diet. This is where the longevity benefits of avocados weigh in.
Avocados for Heart Health: One standout food that should form part of a healthy and balanced diet is avocado. This is because avocados contain key nutrients that help improve the health of the heart. These include, monounsaturated fats, potassium, and fiber.
Avocados are also naturally cholesterol- and sodium-free, giving us many reasons to love an avocado this coming World Heart Day, 29 September 2021.
Excerpted from Longevity