Avocado Nutrition

A versatile & healthy fruit with a variety of benefits
Heart Healthy • Good Source of Fiber

Avocados and Heart Health

Avocados can be part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle: they are low in saturated fat, and are cholesterol-free and sodium-free.

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Spread on Nutrition with Fresh Avocados

Want to reduce your intake of saturated fat and cholesterol? Try substituting fresh avocado in sandwiches, on toast or as a spread in place of many other popular foods to reduce your intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories.

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Avocados, Good Fats and Heart Health

Take Your Heart’s Health to Heart. Choose Avocados for Your Healthy Eating Plan. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that has monounsaturated fat.

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Avocados, Cholesterol & Plant Sterols

Avocados not only are a great tasting anytime snack, they also contain monounsaturated “good” fats and phytosterols. In addition, they can help Americans meet the dietary goals of the American Heart Association.

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Healthy for Good Movement: American Heart Association

As part of the Healthy for Good movement, +color is AHA’s newest initiative designed to challenge Americans to add one more cup, 2 servings, of colorful fruits and vegetables to their diet every day.

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Heart Health Month & Simple Ways to Add Avocados

Cardiovascular/Heart Disease prevention is important. According to the CDC regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol use and eating a healthy diet can help.

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Avocados & Belly Fat

Mayo Clinic (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) suggests eating a healthy diet as a way to help fight belly fat, including emphasizing plant-based foods and replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats while keeping portion sizes in check.

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Avocados & Fat-Soluble Vitamins

What makes a vitamin essential? Simply stated, they are the vitamins needed for the body to function. There are two types – fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins.

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Potassium in Avocados

Dietary potassium can lower blood pressure by blunting the adverse effects of sodium on blood pressure.

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Protein in Avocados

Protein is found in a wide variety of animal and plant foods. For protein, plant-based sources and/or animal-based sources can be incorporated into a healthy eating pattern.