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Superfood: Eat Your Avocado!

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Superfood: Eat Your Avocado!

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! It turns out that not only is avocado super delicious, but you can enjoy your avocado without the guilt thanks to its mix of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

You probably already knew that avocado was a great source of vitamin E, but did you know that because it’s so rich in antioxidants and the good-for-you type of fat, it’s also an anti-aging powerhouse? Studies have shown that the minerals in avocado even help you better absorb other nutrients, like beta carotene. They also contain a sugar called D-manno-heptulose that helps your skin produce collagen, which can prevent wrinkles.

Related Reading: Superfood: Eat More Blueberries!

It might sound a little bit strange to talk about “healthy fat,” but there are differences between the type of fat you find in an avocado versus the fat in something like cheese or french fries. Unlike the saturated fats that you find in animal products and fried foods, avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fats, which help protect you from heart disease, and their fiber content can help fight high cholesterol.

Of course, you can eat avocado on its own or mixed into guacamole, but it’s actually a much more versatile ingredient. Check out 10 yummy avocado recipes on the next page!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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4:47AM PDT on May 3, 2014

thank you

5:55AM PDT on May 1, 2014

Thank You

11:27AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

broke my tooth this week, while waiting for a dentist apt have been so thankful for avocados!

12:11PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

I have been eating this all my life!

2:05PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Thanks

10:40AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Too expensive!

8:29AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Thanks

7:46AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

thanks

4:29AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Yummo!! I always have avocadoes in the fridge - love it in pasta for dinner, on toast with vinegar for supper or on favourite savoury biscuits with cheese as a lunch idea. Thanks.

4:26AM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Thanks.

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