Avocado health benefits

Indulge in game-day guacamole without guilt

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Recent studies have confirmed the heart-healthy benefits of avocados.

Many of us are looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday — some for the game and others for the snacks. And since guacamole has become a Super Bowl staple, there’s good news for those in the latter category. Avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole, may lower your cholesterol and risk of heart disease.

Avocados are rich in vitamins, minerals, plant sterols and fiber, as well as the heart-healthy monounsaturated fats also found in olive oil and nuts. Recent studies in Spain have confirmed that including olive oil and nuts regularly in the diet can reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, new evidence has added avocados to the list of risk-reducing foods. Continue reading