I'm going to eat an avocado every single day

And see what happens. I eat them sporadically but I'm making a commitment. One lesson I learned is never buy them in the mesh bags, they go bad fast Phone Post 3.0

I'm with you on this one.

My fat intake (good fat, that is) is shocking. I have got to change it.

Seems like one of the ultimate superfoods. And my god the smooth sailing on toilet Phone Post 3.0

Girly - And see what happens. I eat them sporadically but I'm making a commitment. One lesson I learned is never buy them in the mesh bags, they go bad fast Phone Post 3.0
Ummmhhh

I predict nothing will happen

Ur fat intake will go up a little but ur not goona notice anything different Phone Post 3.0

In for daily consumption of either garlic or avocados.

I have started eating 2 cloves of garlic daily
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http://www.lifehack.org/314111/this-what-will-happen-when-you-eat-avocados-every-day Phone Post 3.0

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1. You may reduce your risk of heart disease.



Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the United States, affecting nearly 27 million adults, so it only makes sense that we would want to protect ourselves by being more health-conscious in our dietary choices. Avocados have been shown to positively benefit our cardiovascular system in a number of ways due to its low saturated fat and high unsaturated fat content (predominantly the monounsaturated fat (MUFA) variety). Consuming excess saturated fat (>10% of total calories) may raise your LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. On the contrary, consuming adequate unsaturated fat in your diet may help lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), maintain HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol) and potentially improve your insulin sensitivity.



In addition its nutritious fat content, avocados also contain a potent mix of nutrients (e.g., potassium and lutein), including plenty of antioxidants such as carotenoids, callexanthophylls and phenols. These compounds can help prevent inflammation and oxidative stress in the blood vessels while facilitating improved blood flow.



2. You may have an easier time maintaining your weight



Eating fat to lose fat; who would have thought? Avocados can help with weight-loss and maintaining a healthy BMI by promoting a feeling of satiety. A recent study showed that including avocado in meals helped extend feelings of fullness and reduced the desire to overindulge. The belly-filling properties of avocados is aided by their high fiber content, about 14g per fruit on average. In addition, higher avocado consumption has been associated with smaller waistlines and lower BMIs in observational studies.  Lastly, some research has even shown that weight-loss diets higher in MUFA, like the kind avocados are packed with, may prove healthier for your heart than low-fat weight-loss diets.



3. You might reduce your risk of cancer



Avocados provide us with numerous phytochemicals that may help prevent cancer, including the previously discussed xanthophylls and phenols. A protein compound called glutathione, along with the xanthophyll lutein (both found in avocados), have been associated with decreased rates of oral cancer. Preliminary data also show promising results for avocados’ potential role in reducing risk of both breast and prostate cancers. Additionally, preliminary studies demonstrate that a specific type of fav derived from avocados is able to exert anti-cancer effects on acute myeloid leukemia cells. Together, these studies show that further research needs to be conducted to draw more conclusive results.



4. You will protect your skin and eyes well into old age



As it turns out, avocado carotenoids do quite a number of things for our body. Both lutein and another compound found in avocados called zeaxanthin can slow age-related ocular decline and prevent vision dysfunction. In addition, these same two nutrients also act as buffers against oxidative UV damage, keeping our skin smooth and healthy. The bioavailability (ease of absorption by our body) of carotenoids from avocados compared to many other fruits and vegetables makes eating avocados every day a sensible choice.



Recipes to try:



Avocado Smoothie




  • ½ ripe avocado


  • 1 ripe banana


  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt


  • ½ cup orange juice


  • OPTIONAL: handful of ice



Combine ingredients into blender and mix.



Bacon Peach Guacamole




  • 1 ripe peach


  • 2 ripe avocados


  • ¼ red onion, minced


  • 2 strips bacon, crisped


  • Salt and pepper to taste



Cut peaches into small dice and place in bowl. Mash avocados and combine with peaches. Crisp bacon in skillet, dice and add to bowl. Mince onion and add to guacamole. Enjoy with whole-grain tortilla chips.



Aside from the multitude of health benefits, avocados have the extra bonus of being a tasty, creamy food that can be incorporated into shakes, desserts, dips, and toppings. So don’t be afraid to add avocado!

I eat one ever day for about the last 8 months. With lemon pepper. Phone Post 3.0

I love avacodo Phone Post 3.0

That smoothie recipe looks good. I might try it out and see how it goes with an avocado Phone Post 3.0

My friends grandpa used to eat 3 avocados a day and has a heart attack at 55. As my friend said "I'm not sure what happened honestly. I thought avocados were supposed to protect you. Guess not." Phone Post 3.0

How do you NOT eat one a day?

Every morning for the past week ive baked half an avocado with a little of the inside scooped out and replaced with an egg. Great fucking breakfast Phone Post 3.0

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In for daily consumption of either garlic or avocados.



I have started eating 2 cloves of garlic daily

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We are eating so any 2 cloves of garlic daily lately.

Correct.

StevetheWeasel and MMA Playwright are each eating 2 cloves of garlic daily.

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I can't speak for another someone else.

NiteProwleR - How do you NOT eat one a day?

My thoughts exactly

Jinx, was your friend's grandpa Mexican?

His heart attack probably had more to do with pork fat, tortillas, and refried beans.


I love Mexican food, but people that eat it on a daily basis shouldn't be surprised if their heart clogs up.

StevetheWeasel - 
MMA Playwright - 


In for daily consumption of either garlic or avocados.



I have started eating 2 cloves of garlic daily

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We are eating so any 2 cloves of garlic daily lately.

This will do nothing. Any purported effects need at least 5-6 cloves daily over a period of time.

I eat about 5 a week.

Love me some avo. $5 (USD$3.85) each in Western Australia!! How much in everyone else's part of the world? Phone Post 3.0