Avocados are rich in potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc and folate; a water soluble B vitamin that helps to prevent birth defects. They are also a great source of fiber and Monounsaturated fat which is the healthy HDL fat.
Avocados contain lutein, an antioxidant carotenoid, which is a pigmented nutrient found in many yellow colored fruits. Lutein aids in eye, heart and skin health.
Studies have shown that eating avocados will help to lower cholesterol counts and blood pressure.
Below is a simple low fat avocado shake which will help to reduce stress and your cholesterol count.
1/2 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup low fat milk
1 tbsp. honey
8 ice cubes
Place all above ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth, serve immediately.
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