The avocado has a lot going for it. It combines good taste with good nutrition.

Dana Jacobi highlights the avocado in her book, The Essential Best Foods Cookbook, writing that avocados are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They help the body absorb more of the nutrients in other foods and contain a plant sterol that helps lower cholesterol. “Pebble-skinned Hass avocados are richest in healthy fat,” she notes.


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