As one of my favorite fruits I have to be careful with eating avocados since they are higher in calories and fat. However, those calories and fat pack a major healthy punch.
Check out some of the great health benefits of avocados:
- Avocados are full of mono and poly-unsaturated fats. These fats help lower your LDL (bad cholesterol), especially mono-unsaturated fat.
- Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 8% folate, 4% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene.
- Avocados contain 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein, which some studies suggest may help maintain healthy eyes.
- Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure.
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