Avocados Are Good for Your Heart!


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Love avocados? Or see those funny avocado Super Bowl commercials?

We’ve got good news for you, even if you don’t eat avocados often.

Fresh avocados are a heart-healthy fruit that provide naturally good fats and are cholesterol- and sodium-free. Replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats, like those found in avocados, may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

So eat those heart-health avocados!

Tons of great original avocado recipes were shared and won up to $1,000 in the 2017 American Heart Association’s Take Avocado to Heart Recipe Contest.

“Dietary fats are essential to heart health in that they give your body energy and help your body absorb key nutrients,“ said Chef Hamlet Garcia, AHA spokesperson, shown in the video above describing some delicious avocado recipes in English, and Spanish.

“Avocados, in moderation, are one of the best foods you can eat to maintain a healthy diet and help keep your risk for heart disease at bay.”

But that’s not even the only benefit of eating avocados.

Avocados are one way to meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation for daily fruit and vegetable consumption.

Give heart-healthy avocados a try!

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