An Avocado a Day to Keep the Doctor Away

The news is trending today on the health benefits of eating an avocado. Yes, avocados are high in fat; but that's the preferred heart healthy monounsaturated fat.

When a low-to-moderate fat diet is consumed, avocados can lower blood triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels, while increasing our "good" HDL cholesterol. Plus avocados are loaded with fiber to help with weight loss, prevent cancer, and regulate blood sugar levels.

Packed with antioxidants avocados decrease the aging process and protect our vision. So enjoy some guacamole, add avocado to your salad, or top your sandwich with avocado slices today for a strong start to your New Year health goals.