Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Avocado: A Wonderful Fruit

Creamy, buttery avocado. This fruit is both healthy and delicious. A diet rich in avocados has been shown to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol. Most of the calories that come from avocados are fat calories so it should be consumed in moderation however avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fat. Forget bananas, avocados contain a whopping 60% more potassium. Avocados are one of the top fruits rich in fiber. And let’s not forget how rich in vitamins they are, they’re chalk full of vitamins B, E and K. So as you get ready to whip up some guacamole for that Super Bowl party, rest assured because you’ll be serving up a healthy, nutritious and delicious dip for those chips! Learn more about the wonders of avocados.

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