Reap the heart-healthy benefits of this nutrient-packed, melt-in-your-mouth marvel
Avocados are revered for their buttery taste and texture, a quality that stems from the “good” monounsaturated fats they contain. It is also these fats that make avocados champions for heart health. Studies have found that oleic acid, one of the monounsaturated fats in the smooth green flesh of the fruit, helps to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels significantly. Also rich in potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamin K, the luscious fruit of guacamole fame is surprisingly versatile.
Nutrient Dense and contains essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients:
Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. California Avocados are naturally nutrient dense. California Avocados are naturally nutrient dense containing the following key nutrients (see chart)
California Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and, avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.
There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.
Sources: Vegetarian Times