Studies in recent years have shown that much of what science and nutrition told us in the past about the link between cholesterol and heart disease was wrong. It may be difficult to let go of the belief that eating too many eggs will raise your risk of heart disease, but modern research is actually showing that “good fats” are beneficial when it comes to keeping our hearts happy and healthy. Check out the 5 Best Healthy Fats for Your Body here.
The New York Times highlights a study out of Finland that indicates cholesterol-rich foods do not contribute to heart disease. This echoes other studies with similar findings. You heard it here! Go treat yourself to some cholesterol. Look for foods that will boost your good cholesterol (HDL), like eggs, avocados, nuts, and olive oil. Combine those with a diet rich in fruits, veggies, and whole grains, and you’ve already won half the battle when it comes to living to your maximum genetic lifespan.
Now, where can we get the best avocado toast in San Francisco? Please let us know in the comments.