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Study: Eating avocado early in the day may have health benefits

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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - It's not a food you usually wake up and eat, but you might want to start adding avocado to your morning meal.

A new study says it just might be part of of the breakfast of champions. Researchers in the journal Nutrients looked at people who ate either a half or whole avocado for breakfast. They found replacing a carb, such as bread or cereal, with avocado appears to have benefits in the hours that follow the meal.

Researchers found overweight adults who ate avocado as part of breakfast showed improved blood flow, which can influence things like your blood pressure. They also found better after-meal blood sugar and blood-fat levels compared to those who ate the standard meal.

The study was done independently but funded by the Hass Avocado Board. Larger studies do need to be done to draw long-term conclusions, but adding avocado to your egg sandwiches, omelets or even salads throughout the day has other benefits to your body from the good fats as well.

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