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Healthy Heart


Avocados can help you meet the dietary guidelines of the New Zealand Heart Foundation, which are to eat a diet that is low to moderate in fat. The fats should be primarily unsaturated and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Indeed avocado is one of the few fruit to contain fat, but the fat is of the good kind. It is healthy monounsaturated fat, which helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Avocados also contain essential Omega 3 fatty acids.

When used instead of other fats, avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and can be part of a reduced calorie diet.

Avocados can also help reduce your cholesterol intake. By substituting fresh avocado on sandwiches and toast or as a spread in place of many other popular foods to this helps reduce your intake of cholesterol, calories, fat, saturated fat, and sodium.

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