"It is important for health professionals to have the latest research and evidence-based tools to support their recommendation of avocados."
ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 19, 2022
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has announced the addition of Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, a group of thought leaders and industry professionals who explore effective clinical innovations, activate marketing strategies, accelerate reimbursement and policy adoption, and pursue research and demonstrations of lifestyle medicine in practice. ACLM launched its Corporate Roundtable in 2016 and it now includes nearly 50 active member organizations in the lifestyle medicine ecosystem.
Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Lifestyle medicine-certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connections— also provides effective prevention for these conditions.
Love One Today is a science-based nutrition resource that provides facts about fresh avocados in relevant and credible ways to help make it easy for health professionals to recommend them and for consumers to learn more about their nutritional benefits. A program of the Hass Avocado Board, Love One Today was established in 2013 to encourage Americans to include fresh avocados in everyday healthy eating plans to help increase fruit and vegetable intake and as a delicious source of fiber and naturally good fats. Thanks to nutrition research shared by Love One Today, more is known about avocado’s potential role in heart health, type 2 diabetes, and weight management as well as general healthy living aspects like gut health.
The Avocado Nutrition Center is the world’s only independent resource for comprehensive avocado nutrition research and seeks to understand the importance of eating avocados on human health. This research is integrated into Love One Today’s programming. Without this research, the vast majority of scientific evidence about avocado as a whole food would not be available to health professionals. There is still a lot to understand and work continues in order to contribute to nutrition knowledge that ultimately helps advance the practice of lifestyle medicine.
Through the Corporate Roundtable, Love One Today will be sharing a variety of free resources with ACLM members to support their practice of lifestyle medicine, including continuing education materials, summaries of the latest nutrition research, simple and delicious recipes, and informative materials like handouts for clients and patients.
“Fresh avocados are a common, popular ingredient, and it is important for health professionals to have access to the latest research and evidence-based tools to support their recommendation of the fruit in their practices,” said ACLM President Cate Collings, MD, FACC, DipABLM. “A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that avocado consumption may play an important role in reducing risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. We welcome the Love One Today program to our Corporate Roundtable.”
ABOUT FRESH AVOCADOS – LOVE ONE TODAY® -- Love One Today® is a leading source of the healthiest reasons and tastiest ways to enjoy fresh avocados. A science-based resource, it provides facts about fresh avocados in relevant
and credible ways to help make it easy for health professionals and consumers to learn more about the nutritional benefits of fresh avocados and ways to include them in everyday menus.
ABOUT ACLM -- The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the nation’s medical professional society advancing lifestyle medicine as the foundation for a redesigned, value-based and equitable healthcare delivery system, leading to whole person health. ACLM educates, equips, empowers, and supports its members through quality, evidence-based education, certification, and research to identify and eradicate the root cause of chronic disease, with a clinical outcome goal of health restoration as opposed to disease management.