Avocado consumption has risen sharply in the last 20 years, and that’s a good thing. Research shows that eating two or more servings of avocado a week can greatly lower your risk of heart disease.
One serving of avocado equates to about half of an avocado. Avocados contain many healthy components, like dietary fiber and unsaturated fats.
Study participants were shown to have a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 21% lower risk of coronary heart disease. Replacing half of your normal daily intake of butter, margarine, egg, yogurt, cheese or processed meats with avocado can also help lower chances of cardiovascular disease events.