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Healthy Fat: Why You Should Eat Avocados

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What’s the #1 item on ActiveBeat’s shopping list?  Avocados, of course! And our pal, Tyler, is ushering us all-aboard the avocado train for a nutrition-fuelled ride—which features a rich dose of vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E, and plenty of healthy fats, or monounsaturated fats, which have been linked to lower blood cholesterol. In fact, studies show that a diet rich in heart-healthy avocadoes can help reduce overall cholesterol levels by up to 10-percent. Toss some creamy avocado into your meal anytime of day. For instance, blend them into breakfast smoothies or mash half onto toast. Treat guests to an appetizer of guacamole with toasted pita or raw veggie sticks. You can also easily incorporate avocado into salads and sandwiches. Prepare avocadoes from the market for eating much faster by placing hard fruits into a paper bag along with a banana or tomato. The production of ethylene gas will promote the ripening process.

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