Avocados

Let’s say a few words about avocados.
Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who ate a diet high in avocados had a significant decrease in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, along with an 11% increase in health promoting HDL cholesterol.

Avocados are also a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke. One cup of avocado has 23% of the Daily Value for folate, a nutrient important for heart health.

Oleic acid, which has recently been shown to offer significant protection against breast cancer. Avocados also contain the highest amount of the carotenoid lutein ,as well as measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeazxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E). Recent laboratory studies show that these vitamins inhibit prostate cancer cell growth.

So jazz up you diet with an avocado-besides that taste, it’s a wholesome source of nutrients for your body.
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