Avocados

Avocados are a fruit, not a veggie, & the only one that offers substantial amounts of heart-healthy unsaturated fat & low in carbohydrates. The primary fat in avocados is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce inflammation & boost heart health. You need this good fat for healthy skin & hair, as...

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3/5/2021 1 min read

Avocados

Avocados are a fruit, not a veggie, & the only one that offers substantial amounts of heart-healthy unsaturated fat & low in carbohydrates.  The primary fat in avocados is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce inflammation & boost heart health.  You need this good fat for healthy skin & hair, as well as for nutrient absorption of vitamins A, D, E, & K.  The fruit itself offers more than 25 essential nutrients, vitamins, & minerals, including copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, folate, & vitamins B, C, & K.  Avocados also provide ample fiber, which helps keep you regular.  In fact, one avocado provides 28% of the RDA, helping to reduce blood pressure, & decrease the risk of stroke. Avocado also contains fiber, protein, & beneficial phytochemicals, such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione, & lutein, which help protect against various diseases & illnesses.  Nutritionists claim avocados contain goodly amounts of vitamin C (necessary for the production of collagen needed for the growth of new cells & tissues which prevents viruses from penetrating cell membranes, & also a powerful antioxidant), thiamine (converts carbohydrates to glucose to fuel the brain & nervous system), & riboflavin (helps the body to release energy from proteins, carbohydrates, & fat).