Healthy Eating – Avocado

If you are trying to add more healthy fats to your diet then an avocado could be your best friend. Creamy avocados are amazing when it comes to providing healthy, good-for-you fats and they taste incredible. The fat in avocado is monounsaturated fat, the same type of fat that you will find in extra virgin olive oil. Avocados are one of the richest sources of this fat. Monounsaturated fats help to reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

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  • Avocados provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells.
  • Avocados are typically high in vitamins A E and K, plus trace minerals like magnesium and potassium which have both been shown to lower blood pressure.
  • One avocado has twice the amount of potassium as one banana.

This video tells you how to shop, store, prepare and work with the delicious avocado.