Morning everyone. Just a quick question. If diagnosed with heart disease can you still consume avocados?
Hi I haven't been diagnosed with heart disease but I have had high cholesterol for a few years, now being treated by blood thinners and stains, but I have this year developed a vascular blockage in my left leg. My dad had heart problems so there is a history. I read Dr Esselstyn's book "How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease". He does not recommend eating avocados as they are relatively high in oil compared with other vegetables, but he has been treating patients successfully for many years with a whole food plant-based diet with no added oil. I found his book very interesting. He follows and monitors his patients'progress for several years and shows by reports and photos in his book how much their chokesterol has gone down by amazing amounts and their arteries have healed themselves. I am trying the diet and have been on it for 8 weeks now. I haven't stopped taking the medicine prescribed by my doctor but I am expecting a big difference at my next cholesterol test and I have postponed having an angioplasty to put a stent in my leg. Best wishes.
Hi MarymaryA. Thankyou for all the info.
I, have googled Avacodos and it says you can eat them every day that they are good for the heart.
Hellooooo sluggerpk. I also read up a little bit too.... I have read that if you have been diagnosed with heart disease then maybe a half of one per week would be ok??
Your behind with the times.Esslstyn is old hat.Things have moved on considerably since he's days.
Absolutely nothing wrong with Avocados and I eat them regularly because there a GOOD fat that you need. Hi fat low carbon is the way.
And I have heart disease and have done my fair share of research
He is behind the times now jus5 like the great cholesterol con..Cholesterol is good not bad just look into more.We have been fobbed off for decades
Hi thanks for your reply. Can you refer me to more recent literature of Dr Esselstyns book is "old hat". I need to read up about it. Thanks.
I have read reports on avocado, the good and the bad! I eat one avocado a week, it can be expensive. I am enjoying one life.
Avocados work well for some and extremely badly for others. Your dna should tell you whether or not to use it.
Hi I've read all the responses. I know where you are all coming from. I love avocados but I try to only eat them occasionally now. I suppose time will tell whether I can reintroduce them on a more regular basis. Best wishes everyone.
Best wishes to you too. Good health x
You absolutely can. I have half an avocado daily. Among its most healthy nutrients is 'beta-sitosterol' which contributes to lowering LDL cholesterol as well as helping older men to shrink their prostate.
You can read more about avocados here:
I had bypass surgery in 2015 and have been off of all medications since October 2016. I just saw my cardiologist last week and he's very happy with my current condition.
Hellooooo my friend. You'll do for me. Whatever you advice I am happy to go with. You are so very knowledgeable indeed. Thankyou.
Congratulations on getting off of all medication
Thanks. Good luck to you.
Some interesting information on the link below:
Hi Sandybrown. Thankyou for the info. Interesting...
I stopped eating avocados and went on at strict plant based diet - did nothing to lower my cholesterol. I have gone back to eating avocados they are not a man produced oil
Thankyou for that info. I do still eat avocados. Maybe a couple in a week. Have you found being on a plant based diet as helped your overall health?
to be honest I was only eating fish and no red meat anyway so I did not see a difference. I had always been very active. My health issue came about in my opinion was during a time of a lot of stress I handled by eating a lot of sugar and junk. I fixed that so I have felt good since. Like most I have read a lot of books and listened to a lot of lectures - and no one seems to agree on what is best to eat. I just finished a book called Put Your Heart In Your Mouthj by Dr Nataska Campbell-McBride you might find interesting. I also found a lecture by her on you tube. Hope this does not confuse you. Just find what works for you and makes you feel good
Thankyou will have a look at that. Many thanks. Lots of differing opinions....