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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.