Nutritious Avocados

Avocados are incredibly nutritious! Here are a few significant food facts.

Avocados provide nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Included in that list are Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, fiber, iron, potassium, lutein and beta-carotene.

There is 60% more potassium in an avocado than in a banana. Avocados contain oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. Studies have shown that a diet that includes avocados will show significant reduction in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol with an accompanying 11% increase in health promoting HDL cholesterol.
One ounce of avocado or approximately 1/5 of a medium avocado contains 50 calories.

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