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Eating Avocados Might Help You Live Longer

Do we or do we not walk around all day looking for any excuse to eat more guacamole? That can’t just be me, so I’m going to play the odds here and say that this new bit of research is some pretty amazing news for everyone: Eating avocado every day is a great way to prevent metabolic syndrome. An awfully delicious one, too.

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Avocado Tuna Tapas | Photo by bd.weld

What is metabolic syndrome, you ask? It’s basically a term to describe a handful of health issues including high blood glucose, hypertension, and obesity that can lead to higher risk of diabetes and heart disease—both of which are among the leading causes of death. So yeah, you don’t want any part of that stuff. And Iranian researchers who just published their findings in Phytotherapy Research say incorporating avocado in your diet on a daily basis can help fight those aspects of metabolic syndrome.

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Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

And the even better news is, there are so many ways to incorporate avocado into your diet—it’s delicious morning, noon, and night! Check out some of our most popular recipes featuring this super-duper super food:


• You'll never pay money for a bad avocado again if you know these tips for choosing a ripe avocado.
• Find more ways to eat avocado in our avocado recipe collection.


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About Mackenzie Schieck

Writer and photographer obsessed with lattes, Mexican food, and stuff that’s funny.