Avocados are a nutritous fruit containing 20 essential nutrients. They include fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins, and carotenoids. The fruit's fats are mostly monounsaturated which help to absorb fat-soluble nutrients like alpha and beta-carotene and lutein. These carotenoid are powerful antioxidants which help fight free radical damage. Research shows avocados to help with the following conditions: inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Additional research says they may protect against liver damage, destroy oral cancer cells, and improve lipid panels by decreasing LDL cholestrol and triglycerides, and increasing HDL cholestrol. Avocados make a delicious satisfying snack or can be used as a substitute for mayo, they also go great on a salad.
Info provided by: The Many Health Benefits of Avocado, by Dr. Mercola
In good health,
Shana Burns, CN