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Avocado Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits

Avocado Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits

Heart-Healthy California Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including a good source of fiber and folate, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid.

They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.

You can find detailed avocado nutrition information listed in our Avocado Nutrients section including all of the vitamins and minerals found in avocado.

Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes a number of recommendations to help promote the health of Americans. Regularly enjoying California avocados can help you more easily meet a number of the recommendations.

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Avocado as a Fat Replacement

Naturally sodium, sugar, trans fat, and cholesterol-free avocados spreads, toppings and dips are a creamy and nutritious alternative to saturated fat laden recipes.

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Moms & Kids

A lifetime of good eating habits and good health can be established early in childhood. Rich, creamy avocados are a heart-healthy, kid-friendly fruit in many ways: They provide great taste, fun texture and they contribute valuable nutrients.

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Good Fats and Heart Health

Nutrient dense avocados can help you meet the American Heart Association’s dietary recommendations.

Avocados can help consumers meet the Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations of the American Heart Association (AHA), which among others are to eat less of the nutrient-poor foods while limiting the amount of saturated fat, trans fat and sodium you eat. According to the AHA, saturated fats increase risk for heart disease and, saturated and trans fats should be replaced with poly and monounsaturated fats. Mono and polyunsaturated fats, when consumed in moderation and eaten in place of saturated or trans fats, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease risk for heart disease. Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" fats.

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Avocados Can Be a Part of a Diabetes Diet

California Avocados are a delicious fruit and their nutrient-dense profile makes them a smart addition for anyone with (or without!) diabetes.

Eating a diabetes-friendly diet is often perceived to be a challenge, but rest assured you don’t have to sacrifice flavor and satisfaction when creating an eating plan that will help contribute to your healthful eating pattern, a key component of diabetes health management.

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