Heart Benefits of Avocados. Avocados are a great example of the power of healthy fats, and the mistake we made in villainizing them for so long. It followed more than 110,000 women and men for more than 30 years and found that higher avocado intake was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
Even just half an avocado a week had protective qualities. Researchers also found that replacing a half serving of butter, cheese, and bacon with an equivalent amount of avocado was associated with a 22% lower risk of cardiovascular events. Nutritional science is always evolving and our stance on fats is one area I’m very pleased to see shifting.