3 Reasons To Eat Avocado
* Contain healthy fat.
The fat is called monounsaturated fat which is found in olive oil and many nuts. Many studies have proven this fat to reduce cholesterol. Forty-five volunteers in Mexico who at avocados every day for a week experienced an average 17 percent drop in total blood cholesterol.
* Maintain health of eyes and skin.
Avocados contain lutein which is a natural antioxidant that helps your eyes stay healthy while maintaining the health of your skin. David Herber, MD says "California avocados rank highest in lutein, which act as an antioxidant, and beta-sitosterol, which blocks cholesterol absorption compared ounce-per- ounce to other fruits. These attributes make the avocado an important fruit to choose, along with other fruits and vegetables, to protect your heart."
*Great source of fiber.
Each avocado contains between 11-17 grams.
Rather than having some chips, pretzels, or candy for a snack, peel open a California avocado.