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Old 03-24-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default This weeks healthiest food - Avocado

I love Avocados, I could eat them raw. I don't eat them often enough though because they tend to be expensive. I do have one in the fridge right now though waiting for me.

Food of the Week . . . Avocados
Did you know that the fats in avocados are actually good for you? If you have been confused about whether you should eat avocados because of their high fat content, let us help you put this issue to rest. Yes, avocados are high in fat, but their monounsaturated fats, like those found in olive oil, are heart-healthy. In fact, the American Heart Association encourages substituting the monounsaturated fats found in avocados, nuts and olive oil for many of the fats more commonly used by consumers. Researchers are also finding that some of the phytonutrients (plant nutrients) found in avocados may also help reduce cholesterol levels. So, remember that all fats are not created equal, and enjoy the delicious taste of avocados and their heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
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