Let's start Ahh-vocado week with important nutrition facts. In researching the nutrition labels, the calorie and micronutrient information is quite varied. I'm going with the middle-of-the-road, medium sized avocado for all discussions. The nutrition label provided here is for a medium sized avocado.
Avocados are considered to be a "nutrient booster" that enable the body to absorb more fat soluble nutrients such as vitamin A, D, E, and K , when eaten with the fruit. Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) are known to help promote heart health and may lower your LDL cholesterol. The human body requires healthy sources of fat for organ protection, fuel reserves, fighting disease, and brain health. Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, and allows you to feel full for longer periods of time. Be selective with your fat consumption by focusing your intake on MUFAs, and enjoy the flavor and versatility of the delicious and nutritious Ahh-vocado.