Hispanic millennials who are caring for parent and other family members expressed an interest in learning about avocados' role in heart health. ( Photo courtesy HAB )

A recent survey of Hispanic millenials show that they are very interested about health and nutrition, but not necessarily for themselves.

A majority (73%) of U.S. Hispanic millenials are caregivers to aging parents, grandparents and other family members. With that in mind, Aguacates Frescos — Saborea Uno Hoy (Fresh Avocados — Savor One Today) used a survey to find out their knowledge on heart health nutrition. Hispanics face higher risks for heart disease because of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, according to a news release from the Hass Avocado Board.

Avocados have been approved by the American Heart Association to carry its Heart-Check certification.

Of those polled, 44% of caregivers admitted they were stressed and sometimes overwhelmed by the responsibility, according to the release. They expressed an interest in receiving information on providing heart-healthy meals for relatives.

That’s where avocados come in, according to the Hass Avocado Board. Information on avocados’ ability to help reduce heart disease was well received by survey respondents. More than 90% expressed peace of mind and said they intended to research recipes using avocados.

“The duty is a great source of happiness but can also be challenging if we don’t have the right resources, including insights on which foods are good for the heart,” Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, a registered dietitian and Saborea Uno Hoy spokeswoman, said in the release. “Resources like SaboreaUnoHoy.com offer support in both English and Spanish including nutrition tips and delicious recipes certified by the American Heart Association as heart healthy.”

Saborea Uno Hoy is the Hass Avocado Board’s science-based education program designed to encourage Americans to eat avocados.

 
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