Lower Inflammation with Avocados
Video By Dr. John Wertish
A quick and easy to lower inflammation that causes pain is a daily green drink packed with nutrition and health benefits. Sounds like the perfect shortcut to health. In our clinics we help people get out of pain and stay out of pain. Inflammation is a huge contributing factor to neck pain, back pain, and headaches. This smoothie’s superstar is avocado. Avocado has many health benefits but is known for its healthy fat concentration. This fruit has phytosterols which help with lipid metabolism and can decrease cholesterol. Other health benefits include muscle health from potassium concentration and decreasing inflammation from an antioxidant glutathione. Try this smoothie out and know that you are lowering inflammation, fighting cholesterol and back pain from the health properties of avocado.
Here is a quote from some nutrition facts on Avocados.
“In addition to the important major compounds, avocado contains substantial amounts of bioactive compounds such as phytosterols, especially in the lipid fraction, and the main representative is the β-sitosterol. Diets rich in phytosterols can lead to the reduction of the total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol”
“The fruit stands out on potassium levels (339mg 100g-1) when compared to other fruits, which regulates muscle activity and protects the body from cardiovascular diseases”
Try this green drink out to spice up your shortcut to health.
- 2 organic apples (cut up)
- Almond milk or ½ cup or almonds
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 whole organic avocado.
Duarte, P. F., Chaves, M. A., Borges, C. D., & Mendonça, C. R. B.. (2016). Avocado: characteristics, health benefits and uses. Ciência Rural, 46(Cienc. Rural, 2016 46(4)). https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-8478cr20141516
If you’re looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our Chiropractors located in St. Louis Park, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and decrease pain!