Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® is proud to support the American Heart Association’s® Healthy For Good movement.
The American Heart Association® recommends an overall healthy eating pattern that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; includes low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, legumes, non-tropical oils, and nuts; and limits sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages, sodium and red meats. Fresh avocados can be part of this healthy eating pattern.
Avocados are one of the few fresh fruits with mono and polyunsaturated fats; in fact, over 75% of the fat in avocados is “good fat”, making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fats.
Avocados are cholesterol, sugar and sodium free and are a good source of fiber, contributing 11% DV to the diet per 50 g serving. Consuming foods rich in fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease.
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.
This endeavor has the potential to limit deaths from cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes. That’s why AHA and Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® are inviting Americans to join in this transformative effort and encouraging others to start today.
Heart Healthy & a Good Source of Fiber
Cardiovascular Health is a key pillar of the Love One Today® research program. Investigations are currently underway to analyze the effect avocados may have on cholesterol levels and reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. There's more to explore about Avocados and Heart Health in Avocado Nutrition.
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Love One Today® Heart-Check certified fresh avocado recipes fit into the American Heart Association’s approach to a healthy lifestyle. A delicious collection of fresh avocado recipes has been reviewed against science-based criteria and certified to fit into the Association’s approach to a healthy lifestyle.
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