Friday, June 10, 2011

Avocado - Yes Please!

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. 


  1. LOVE avocados! Was very surprised by how much fiber they have though! :) Thanks for the info.

  2. I love avocados and I always have at least one everyday for one of my main meal. Didn't expect it has that much wonder my digestion has been pretty good lately :D


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