Are avocados health-promoting? January 21, 2020 100 By William Morgan CategoryArticlesTagsanimal studies avocadoes breast cancer breast health california cancer chemotherapy chocolate Cholesterol Coconut Oil cytoskeleton DNA damage fat fda fungicides guacamole insecticides metastases monounsaturated fats natural toxins nutrition myths Nuts oral cancer paclitaxel persin phytosterols Taxol® women's health 100 Comments MSL5 says: May 27, 2016 at 9:15 pm This video makes it seem like he should be quacking. Reply iman safeen says: June 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm omg… u left me hanging at the ending… this is scarring me!!! Should i stop eating avacados this instantly!?? pls dnt do this Dr Greggor!! Reply Pleiadian says: June 3, 2016 at 3:13 am Dr. Could you be more clear please? Talking the entire video about the positive things about avocados giving the idea that they are good to eat and in the end was not clear the message you gave. They disrupt the DNA of normal cells??? Why do you alway need to end videos like that? So yes or not for avocados in our diet?? Reply Ronnie & Minh says: June 10, 2016 at 10:59 pm We each eat at least a half or a whole avocado every day. We Love Dr. Greger and also love Avocados! Reply STIGZ says: June 13, 2016 at 12:40 am You did not really answer the question! Reply Dustin Hansford says: June 18, 2016 at 4:47 am my vote on this seems to be more research is needed and in healthy individuals I think moderation ie 1 avocado a week would have a negligible effect on health positive or negative. As with many things moderation is key. That said there is benefits to stressing healthy bodily systems from time to time. Heat shock proteins seem promising at the moment. Reply vidhan matolia says: July 8, 2016 at 9:30 am I eat avocados a lot so atleast my risk of breast cancer is reduced. Reply Martin Huber says: July 14, 2016 at 1:15 am sorry greger,, but i feel in this video youre more confusing people, then giving them valid advice in their nutritional choices… further, the persin in avocadoplants, is mainly found in the pits, bark and in the leaves, not in the flesh. i had a tiny pincher-dog, and he ates loads of avocado, on a regular basis, and he had no issues with it what so ever and loved them… i like science alot, and look into reserach frequently, but i think its also somekind of silly, to trust more in some scientific research paper then in our own intuiton… many scientific studies are some kind of right in a detail, but focus too much on isolated detail and loose the bigger picture… Reply Gra Piken says: July 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm The end was a bit 'in the air'… Reply joesl8 says: July 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm whoever this guy is, he's full of baloney. I've watched a few of their vids, never really answer a point, have tons of useless info and are straight up wrong a lot of times. Reply Mannitherucus says: July 29, 2016 at 9:26 pm sooooo….good or not…is that a thing with greger videos..false titles and no answers in the video Reply Will P. says: July 30, 2016 at 6:28 am can you make simple ? less confusing thanks Reply teeduck says: August 1, 2016 at 3:30 am geez,. what isn't bad for u. Reply Simon Rodley says: August 8, 2016 at 2:43 am decrease in cholesterol is not an improvement! eat cholesterol, it's good for you Reply MrSuperOurs says: August 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm Guys, don't overthink. If you eat a plant based diet, including a variety of plants, fruits, grains, nuts / seeds, you will be in great shape! Don't forget to exercice, and eat according to your caloric needs. That's it, that's the best you can do. You don't need to freaking question every single food source, it's just not worth it. If you have an overall healthy lifestyle, you won't get any of these diseases due to your diet. Reply PaulGreen11 says: August 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm So, in the end, avocados kill all cells in our bodies. Cancerous and non-cancerous. Reply John Smith says: August 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm this guy doesn't know shit Reply FREE Piano says: August 26, 2016 at 4:10 am So will avocadoes kill goid cells too? Reply JJ J says: August 31, 2016 at 7:08 am With all of your videos….you can't eat anything..you can't enjoy hardly anything except a few vegetables…whats the point of life? You can't spend life neurotic and scared, bringing your own food everywhere, not going out restaurants because they may cook with olive oil, not drinking wine with friends…sitting home with your bowl of dry salad in a corner with your nose stuffed in a medical journal. MANY people all over the world live to be very old and in good health eating a non-processed foods diet that includes meat, fish, dairy and eggs. They COOK everything and don't eat sugar. They don't shop at Krogers in the aisles… Honestly the key to health is eating whole foods, no sugar, cook with friends and not worrying about everything. You go way overboard and you're still going to die like everyone else. Reply Poorstargazer23 says: September 10, 2016 at 11:41 am Geez, is it really that hard to hear different info and make a decision based on the pros and cons for yourself? Besides, there is rarely a true right answer for all, so you don't want to be spoon fed a "true fact" answer anyways. Remember, the "fat is evil" true fact of yesterday helped result in the trans fat/corn syrup loaded foods you see today because everyone believed what info they were spooned fed. Reply Nancy P. says: October 7, 2016 at 2:52 am I'm eating a whole-food, plant-exclusive salad with avocado while watching this video. Fascinating as usual but also confused by the very last statement which said the cancer-fighting substance in avocados also kills healthy cells. Reply Sleezy says: October 9, 2016 at 10:37 am Sooo….It rips through normal cells aswell?? Reply oh sa says: October 17, 2016 at 4:19 am Coconut oil is harmful? Reply A MILLION GEARS says: October 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm Those don't look like cancer cells moving like that. I'm hearing that cancer is rather a fungus!!! Reply Jacinda Murphy says: October 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm Summed up: Yes avocados are great for us to eat! So great they help battling cancers including breast ( also prevent) Chemo drugs are bad because they kill the good and the bad cells. 😉 Reply Ryker777 says: October 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm I'm so tired of everything everything is bad for you what the hell should I eat then Reply VikingHealth says: November 18, 2016 at 1:45 pm Im not going to throw myself on the hate train together with the rest of the people who can't deal with their world view being challenged by actual scientific facts! That being said, if the purpose of this video is to enlighten people to do better lifestyle choices, you could have done a better job making it clear how detrimental it is to healthy cells, and if the positives outweigh the negatives. The video is kinda worthless as it is, not really helping any one. Reply Alpha7ization 4 says: November 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm Are you serious? The nutrient dense full of fibre avocado is now not safe to eat? I don't think so…..sometimes videos like these are one sided and only tell one point of view. I wish they were more balanced. Reply Austin Joseph says: December 3, 2016 at 8:24 am The avocado is one of the healthiest foods on the PLANET! Even the slightest bit of research would reveal that. C'mon Greger seriously? Reply Yoniash says: January 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm But now experts promotes consuming avocado seeds – is that bad then? Reply C manycrows says: January 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm This guy is a hack. clickbait horseshit. Reply Mark Julius says: January 15, 2017 at 7:08 pm Good video. Thanks for sharing. I just watched your excellent video on eggs. Too bad the comments section was disabled. It would have been interesting to read viewers opinions too. Thanks again. Reply reinux says: January 16, 2017 at 4:28 am Wait, so when a cancer cell metastasizes, it's evolving legs?! Reply pei0476 says: January 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm What an abrupt ending… Reply Kyle Kelly says: January 26, 2017 at 1:32 am So since they are tasty we should eat them cause they bad for us but they are bad for what can kill us. Reply GregariouS * says: January 28, 2017 at 5:09 am What's an avocado diet!!? lol. Sounds delicious to be honest Reply Hova says: February 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm Dr Gregor is pro avocado now if you check his website he has added notes below the video Reply Redpill Progressive says: March 4, 2017 at 5:20 am how about just eating one avocado seed chopping it up putting in a smoothie Reply Qrayon says: March 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm Try to eat fewer than 18 avocados a day Reply dougjstl1 says: March 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm don't MP3 app person Andis get that a boy took them Reply dougjstl1 says: March 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm stick to the point just keep to the point sk 텔레콤 maths makes an end of Reply dougjstl1 says: March 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm just stick to the point don't be theatrical or show off just keep to the point make your point State your point and then keep going we don't need all the dogs and the cat Reply Paul fortone says: March 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm I can tell that you got your doctorate a very long time ago. You should consider going back to school. A lot has changed since then. Good Luck! Reply BOB S says: March 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm So what does this guy eat???? Also what is he recommending to eat? Reply Viji Diane says: March 31, 2017 at 4:04 pm Don't even lie … that pun was completely intended !!! Reply Mobius Trip says: March 31, 2017 at 7:20 pm lunatic fringe mumbo jumbo. Reply Anthony D. says: April 3, 2017 at 10:12 pm Can someone please assist me? I am always confused everytime I watched Dr. Gregor videos! He uses all these scientific terms, and NEVER gets to the point. I wish he would just speak to us in everyday language. I am a vegan, and I can't learn anything for this guy? it's so f-in annoying and frustrating to be quite honest. Get to the F-in point for crying out loud! Reply kiwifruitkl says: April 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm Well, duh. Of course plants will have toxins. Plants use toxins to evade predation. Same for small animals. Large animals don't need to poison the predators or taste bitter. They just have to run away. To catch up, the predators can catch the prey by speed or endurance. Humans can't outrun large prey by speed, but they can outrun by endurance. Yep, tire the prey out and kill it. Food is not supposed to be easy to catch. Life's a constant battle. Reply LionHeart-IV says: April 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm Well sir, with the greatest respect – may I suggest you remake this report and conclude with a definite opinion whether Avocados are good or bad (and why – salient points). This report as it stands is highly ambiguous. Reply john kellen says: April 19, 2017 at 3:32 am does anybody actually believe that avocado is bad for you I mean this guy is a fucking idiot if avocado is bad for you what isn't it goes back to balance natural things are good to much of a good thing is bad these doctors love there study's but they vary on so many different levels Reply The Ringmaster says: May 2, 2017 at 12:55 am I'm scared to eat anything anymore! I'm just going to live off of filtered air, just to be safe! Reply Khal Drogo says: May 8, 2017 at 6:16 am when is the sequel? such a cliffhanger! Reply bears 25 says: May 13, 2017 at 1:54 am when U hear about all this stuff I think about the microbe of probiotics that protect you from the outside world Reply Nobody says: May 28, 2017 at 5:05 am ima eat avacados until my heart stops from high cholestrol Reply Medicine Man says: June 1, 2017 at 3:18 am TIL there is a real person named Alison J. Butt Reply David Shepard says: June 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm The goats must be pissed off they can't eat those leaves anymore! Reply o o says: June 5, 2017 at 9:01 am Entire video touting how amazing avocadoes are, showing scientific evidence of its anticancer capabilities, then ends with 1 second saying they also kill normal cells? …… huh? is this some sort of pseudoscience BS? Reply Skyler says: June 18, 2017 at 3:19 am so its like natures chemotherapy without all the crazy life threatening side-effects. Reply V Fran says: July 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm Wait! You can't end the video this way!!! We need more info about what avocados do to normal cells – -you ended with a huge statement that needs more exploration!!!! Reply small footprint says: July 3, 2017 at 11:01 pm No more avocado for me! Reply Liam_&_Me says: July 4, 2017 at 10:55 am This is a very silly and misleading way of presenting data. Persin is extracted from avocados but the point that should discussed before starting discussing anything else, is how much of it is contained in each avocado fruit (i suspect very very little). Next, one should report the bioavailability of it, that is, the proportion of what we eat of it that reaches our bloodstream – i.e. the proportion of first pass effect. Finally, see what levels in systemic circulation can be toxic in humans. In general, in vitro cell work can be very important (or not), but it must be framed within the right context first. Reply aoeu256 says: July 7, 2017 at 1:49 pm I think plants have toxins to defend from critters. Human beings have bacteria in their gut that can slowly adjust to being able to neutralize these toxins which is why you are evolutionary wise desensitized to chili hotness, bitterness of grapefruit, bitterness of vegetables with continual increasing exposure. After you are desensitized these poisons can probably have health benefits. I suggest you find healthy-cheap-convenient food like (lemons, grapefruit, orange peel, most fruit/vegetable peels, bitter greens, teas/black coffee, dilute vinegar, food without sweeteners or milk, etc…) and try out a "tiny" portion every 10 minutes or so even carrying the food with you when your commuting for some weeks. After a while you'll be desensitized. Reply Alenfishman says: July 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm ok im dumb, this doesn't make any sense to me. seeing how we have mostly normal cells, is the study showing that every time you eat avocados that the toxin in it is killing your cells like a pissed off Ganges Kan? how come they didn't do another test and put the toxin in a test like the one he shows earlier in the video where the cancer cells get killed off and showing how it has similar affects to normal cells. im confused. Reply BelleLovesSaging says: July 10, 2017 at 3:49 am Just got more confused! Is it good or bad? Please clarify! Reply H P says: July 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm This video does not answer whether the Avocado fruit is healthy or not. The content doesn't support the title at all. should have been labeled can avocado treat cancer. :/ Reply Kenneth Rego says: July 20, 2017 at 6:58 am This guy is an idiot.. so according to vegans even healthy plants based fatty foods are bad. Reply joshjames76 says: July 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm I think I am just going to stop eating. Reply Thales Nemo says: July 31, 2017 at 1:42 am Pointless ! This video did not answer its own question and just speculated that avocados MAY be bad with no references, no amounts nor frequency of use! Reply Edis Delgado says: August 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm ???? Reply A B says: August 8, 2017 at 10:12 pm I love unripe avocados. They aren't mushy and gross Reply My Thoughts says: September 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm 1:15 he starts getting to the question and not talking about animals and pets and in the end he doesn't answer but talks about a useless test they made that is not indicative of how we consume avocados and how they were used in the lab Reply Russki Ball says: September 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm From 3:37 ti the end of the video at first I was like yes and then it turned into a noooooooo!!!! Reply Meow Glab says: September 19, 2017 at 10:09 am Wait so… if persin rips apart normal cells, then that means avocados are bad for us? Reply Simply Dragon says: September 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm Please blow your nose! ! Reply James Enclave says: September 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm Dude. You said nothing. Reply TJ Somethinornothin says: October 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm Hey Doc, any update on avocado? Thank you! Reply Charles Moore says: October 11, 2017 at 12:17 am Wow. That was a really bizarre video, especially the ending Reply John Bones says: October 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm I suggest that you change your name to 'nutrition speculation' Reply Yankee Paramotor says: October 24, 2017 at 1:50 pm I ate one as I watched this…NOW WHAT? Reply David Bakino says: November 13, 2017 at 9:49 am Is this a comedy show or something ? The guy sounds like a cartoon character practicing his speech intonations on a scientific script. Sounds completely retarded, confusing and misleading… Reply Ramez Rehan says: January 18, 2018 at 1:55 pm What is the best way to lost a lot of weight? I read lots of superb opinions on the net about how exactly Fenoboci Diet Plan can help you lost lots of fat. Has anybody tested out this popular fat burn diet plan? Reply E J says: February 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm So what is the final outcome….? Reply ls1867a says: March 2, 2018 at 4:30 am In what quantities does the toxin occur in typical avocado consumption and how does that compare to what was used in the study? I find that a lot of studies end up being misleading because they isolate one chemical component and apply them in very large quantities. Which makes sense for anti-cancer research but not for understanding the effect of typical avocado consumption on humans. Reply Joseph Moore says: March 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm At the end, it was stated that avocados destroy cancer cells BUT ALSO destroy normal cells too. So if you are tearing down both cancer cells and normal/healthy cells w/ avocado, doesn't that defeat the purpose of eating it, or does eating it cancel the benefits to the cancer cells and harm to normal cells out? How do you clinically weigh the benefit vs harm and determine whether to utilize avocados or not? I realize it may be difficult to generalize and each patient's situation is considered on a case-by-case basis. Thanks. Reply Joakim Granlund says: April 25, 2018 at 7:09 am Why is he afraid of cholesterol? Reply Su Su says: May 1, 2018 at 7:50 am If I subscribe to your newsletter, will my email address be kept safe and private, and not sold to other companies, so I won’t get junk mail? Reply Buddcar Cook says: May 5, 2018 at 12:09 am No avocado leaves for my GTO Reply Kat says: May 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm these cancer cells crawling were so gross oh my god Reply NarutoSSj6 says: June 24, 2018 at 11:32 am this fucking baldy… fucking step down from your high horse and make normal sounds, youre not living in fucking 16 century tv show, bitch Reply Josh Lockie says: September 3, 2018 at 1:08 pm Fuck I hate this shills voice. Arrogant piece of shit. Reply Yuan Liu says: September 26, 2018 at 6:08 am If you do some research you'll find that avocados are not very eco-friendly. African countries sell water to large avocado farms resulting in large amount of animal death and avocado business in Mexico are crime ridden. So anyway we can just consume less of it no matter it's good or bad. Reply nspireu 57 says: October 22, 2018 at 11:08 am Hi Dr, I greatly enjoy your videos but I was left a bit confused with this one. Reply Roger C says: January 27, 2019 at 7:06 am Yeah well maybe my cells DNA needs to be ripped from limb to limb. I’ll rebuild it better Reply Al Mol says: February 25, 2019 at 3:23 am Thanks to that brilliant conclusion i wont see any more of your videos or subs or talk about u… Reply Willy Cat says: April 18, 2019 at 2:40 pm The persin like many substances in food (apples) are primarily along the inside skin of the fruit. And yes, it is toxic to cats. I have a cat who luvvvs avocado. He gets tiny bites from the fruit between the pit and the skin. Does his skin and fur good. Vet approved!! Reply Happy Comfort says: April 23, 2019 at 2:08 pm You left some unfinished business on this video…..🤨🤷🏼♀️ Reply Herb Bowler says: July 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm Coconut oil is just about the healthiest oil along palm oil on earth Reply Herb Bowler says: July 6, 2019 at 2:44 pm Everything in moderation including health promoting avocados. There is no such thing as bad cholesterol. Our liver produces it for a reason. We do absorb cholesterol we eat Reply Lenchaman Lesiit says: August 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm Coconut oil not so healthy… Wait whaaat.. Reply An Arber says: December 27, 2019 at 6:36 am My god that’s a cliffhanger. Though it’s hard to find the follow-up video if it isn’t linked. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.