Health Benefits of Adding Avocados to Your Diet

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The avocado is a unique fruit. While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, avocado is high in healthy fats and has many health benefits when included in your diet.

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Here’s some health benefits of adding avocados to your diet:

• Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.

• Avocados contain more potassium than bananas which can support healthy blood pressure levels.

• Avocados is loaded with heart-healthy fatty acid that is great for cooking.

• Avocados are loaded with fiber, about 25% of the fiber is soluble, while 75% is insoluble.

• Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels which can improve heart disease risk factors.

• Avocados are high in antioxidants that are important for eye health and lower your risk of cataracts.

• Eating avocados may aid in weight loss by keeping you full longer and making you eat fewer calories.

Avocados are an excellent food, loaded with nutrients, many of which are lacking in the modern diet. In addition, avocados are weight loss friendly, heart healthy and last but not least, taste incredible.

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