Over 75% of the fat in healthy avocados is “good fat.” The body needs some dietary fat to help with absorption of nutrients. Good fats can help improve intake of dietary fat without raising LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
A GOOD SOURCE
Avocados are a good source of fiber, with 11% of the Daily Value (DV). Dietary fiber from fruits, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease.
Dietary potassium may lower blood pressure by blunting the adverse effects of sodium. Other possible benefits of an eating pattern rich in potassium include a reduced risk of developing kidney stones and decreased bone loss.
6% OF THE DAILY
VALUE OF VITAMIN E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues and organs and that antioxidants are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging. The body also needs vitamin E to help keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria.
4% OF THE DAILY
VALUE OF VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may contribute to healthy immune function and is essential for the growth and repair of tissue all over the body.
Fresh avocados can be part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. They are low In saturated fat, and cholesterol-and sodium-free.