Do you suffer from three or more of these?

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar
  • High levels of triglycerides
  • Low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • Belly fat

Many Americans suffer from metabolic syndrome. This condition comes with a four-times greater risk of heart disease, and a thirty-times greater risk of diabetes.

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by the five factors listed above. Three or more of these present mean you likely have metabolic syndrome.

Now, as most of my readers know, mainstream medicine often steers us wrong regarding diet. The whole saturated-fat paranoia that they’ve promoted for the past 60 years is a case in point. Turns out that saturated fats (natural, not processed) are essential for health – they help balance cholesterol, keep our hormones in balance, provide immune support, even-out our blood sugar levels, etc.

The same goes for avocados – the mainstream medicos told us to avoid them because ‘they’re fattening.’ Oops… not so!! Recent research proves just how wrong they were.

Avocados are a Heart-Health Superfood!

Avocado is a heart health superfood

The research showed that avocados are tremendous health boosters, especially effective against metabolic syndrome.

The carotenoids, fatty acids, minerals including calcium, iron, and zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, and E combine to help the body in the following ways:

  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Reduce hardening of the arteries.
  • Increase ‘good’ cholesterol and lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.
  • Weight loss.

The study was published in the journal Phytotherapy Research.

Endorsing avocados as a natural treatment for metabolic syndrome, they wrote: “Satisfactory clinical evidence suggested that avocado can be used . . . for treatment of different components of MetS (metabolic syndrome).”

The main take-away here is that, again, Mother Nature’s foods are our best medicine.

Of course, in order to make best use of foods we need to protect our digestive system, keeping it in balance with the probiotics it needs to digest food and eliminate wastes.Fluoride-free water is vital for health

Further, we must avoid poisoning ourselves with nasty chemicals like chlorine, chloramines, pesticides and especially fluoride in our drinking and bathing water.

Assuming that we have balanced probiotics and are avoiding bad water, any efforts we make to improve our diets will be well-rewarded.


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