5 Health Benefits of Eating Avocados


| 8/3/2010 1:00:00 PM


Once shunned for their high fat content, today avocados are well-known in health circles. Packed with healthy monounsaturated fat, potassium, lutein, folate and other vitamins and nutrients, this wonder fruit offers health benefits that cover everything from your eyes to your heart. Here’s what avocados can do for you—and how you can incorporate them into your diet!

avocado halves
Creamy and nutritious, avocados are loaded with healthy fat and nutrients to boost your health. Photo By iFacu/Courtesy Flickr. 

1. Lower cholesterol. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that lowers cholesterol. A study of people with high cholesterol showed that eating a diet high in avocados can decrease bad cholesterol levels while increasing good cholesterol levels.

Try it: Avocadoes have a creamy texture, making them a suitable (and nutritious) substitute for mayonnaise. Try this open-face TLT sandwich with chunky guacamole.

2. Improve your vision. Avocados contain high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration and can actually improve your vision.



Try it: Replace the milk or yogurt in your smoothie with an avocado.



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