Avocados Are
Heart-Healthy

Avocados don't just love you – they love your heart! They provide naturally good fats, are low in saturated fat and are sodium and cholesterol free.

Heart Health

Did you know avocados are virtually the only healthy fruit with monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat or "good fats"? In fact, over 75% of the fat in healthy avocados is "good fat"! You may be wondering, "Is good fat really good?" Well, the body needs some dietary fat to help with the absorption of nutrients, but not all fats are the same and keeping a healthy balance of fat intake is key.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend replacing bad fats with good fats, and good fats can improve intake of dietary fat without raising LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels. Lucky for us, it looks like avocados don’t just love us – they love our hearts!

While many factors affect heart disease, eating fruits and vegetables, such as avocados, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Avocados & Heart Health

We partnered with Mashable to help explain why avocados are a heart-healthy fruit. Watch the video to get the scoop on good fats and heart health!

Avocados & Heart Health

We partnered with Mashable to help explain why avocados are a heart-healthy fruit. Watch the video to get the scoop on good fats and heart health!

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All about
avocado nutrition

Avocados are a heart-healthy fruit, but they also
contribute a lot more to your diet. Learn more here!

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