8 Healthy Facts About Avocados

More Green for Your Diet

Sliced on a sandwich, chopped in salad or mashed into guacamole, the avocado may be one of your best bets for nutrient-packed healthy eating! Yes, they contain fat, but some fats promote good health — you just need to know the right ones to choose. The heart-healthy, unsaturated fats found in avocados may actually be good for you. Research shows they can improve blood cholesterol, decrease your risk of heart disease, stabilize insulin levels and even help with blood sugar control. If you add in the fact that one avocado provides 20 essential vitamins and minerals and contains no sodium or cholesterol, you may want to consider adding this tropical treat to your daily diet!

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January 14, 2015

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January 14, 2015