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‘Fats’ don’t need to be a four letter word in your healthy eating vocabulary. Avocados are a source of healthy monounsaturated fats.
But there are many other nutrients packed in their creamy, green flesh. For instance:
And about those healthy fats: They also help you absorb other nutrients. In another recent study, people who paired tomato sauce or carrots with fresh sliced avocado or with guacamole absorbed more vitamin A from their meals.
Brown Guacamole is the PitsBummed out by how quickly your guac can turn brown? Try this kitchen trick from Bon Appetit: Put your fresh guacamole in a container with a tight-fitting lid then push the guacamole down into the container to get rid of any air pockets. Pour 1/2 inch of lukewarm water on top, seal the container, and refrigerate. When you're ready to eat, pour out the water and stir the guacamole. Guacamole may stay green for up to three days.
Just Add AvocadoHere are some other ways to incorporate avocados into your diet:
Last reviewed: 5/1/2019
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