We love avocados around here, and for good reason. They’re delicious, healthy, versatile and the perfect accompaniment to some of our other favorite foods. They don’t call it a “superfood” for nothing! If their belly-fat fighting abilities aren’t enough to convince you, then maybe this news from Food and Wine will: a fat found in them can potentially fight cancer.
Specifically, scientists have discovered that a lipid found in avocados called “Avocatin B” can potentially destroy leukemia stem cells. Food and Wine explains:
In the study, published in the journal Cancer Research, Paul Spagnuolo from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, explains how the fat found in avocado can work against AML. “The stem cell is really the cell that drives the disease,” wrote Spagnuolo. “Not only does avocatin B eliminate the source of AML, but its targeted, selective effects make it less toxic to the body, too,” he was quoted as saying in Medical News Today.
Amazing news! So if you’ve never tried avocados before, what are you waiting for? Check out some of our favorite recipes, and keep them green with these tricks. Then tell us what you make of this news in the comments!