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Healthy High Fat Foods To Eat More Of #2: Avocadoes

October 12, 2014 1 min read

I love avocadoes! After spending time in Mexico and seeing how avocadoes are added to sandwiches, soups, and even lemonades, I've grown accustomed to the delicious fruit--even though I hated it when young. Avocadoes are one of the best high-fat foods to eat, and they're LOADED with healthy nutrients. Every 100 grams of avocado contains:
  • 160 calories
  • 11.8 grams of unsaturated fats
  • 2.1 grams of saturated fat
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Source: womenshealthmag.com[/caption] It's very high in the heart-friendly unsaturated fats, but this fruit offers many surprising health benefits: Your body can more easily absorb lycopene and beta-carotene when you mix fresh avocado with carrots and tomatoes. Avocadoes contain a wide range of carotenoids--important antioxidants. The fats in avocadoes help to reduce inflammation in the body, particularly in cases of arthritis. The fruits contain plant sterols that can fight heart disease. Oleic acid--the same fatty acids found in olive oil--is found in avocadoes, and can lower your risk of heart attacks. Avocadoes can also support cardiovascular health, regulate your blood sugar, and even fight cancer to a limited extent. Definitely a good reason to eat more avocadoes!  
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Resources: http://healthfitnessrevolution.com/10-healthy-fats-to-include-in-your-diet/http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=5
 

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