Heals: High cholesterol
Heart disease Insulin resistance Cancer • Blood sugar swings selected by will cole, ifmcp, dc “Avocados have been shown
to help improve cardiovascular health and can significantly lower total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, because of their monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat content. These fatty acids have been shown to improve cognitive function, depression, anxiety, and brain fog, as fats are a more efficient fuel source for your brain than glucose. Avocados also contain essential fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and K and important electrolytes such as magnesium and potassium. They are a great source of plantbased protein, with approximately 4 grams in one whole avocado, and boast 4.6 grams of soluble fiber per serving.” Serving size: ½ cup, cubed (2.6 oz. or 75 g)
Will Cole is a Pittsburgh-based functional-medicine practitioner and doctor of chiropractic. He is the author of the book Ketotarian and the cohost of goop.com’s newest podcast, Goopfellas. Good to Know: If you want your avocados to ripen faster, store them in a paper bag at room temperature, and they should be ready to eat within two to three days. Placing an apple in the bag with them speeds up the process even more. Don’t want to wait? Avocado oil is one of the healthiest oils you can cook with. Plus it has a higher smoking point than olive oil, so you can cook at higher temperatures.