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60 Second Tip - An Avocado a Day


Greetings from Dr. T:

For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high fat content.  According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels. Researchers evaluated the effect avocados had on cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated fatty acids from avocados. In other words, avocado fat is healthy fat, plus the avocado is one of the best natural sources of potassium. 

Maybe you are used to eating avocados only in the form of guacamole, which pairs the fruit with chips that are usually fried and high in sodium. A healthier way to enjoy an avocado is in a green salad, on a sandwich with low fat protein and high fiber bread, with a vegetable dish, with lean protein foods like chicken or fish, or just sliced in half and scooped out with a spoon. 

Why is Dr. Charlene Thorburn so different from other Chiropractors?  In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is also a Registered Nurse (RN).  Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.

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