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Avocados contain “good fats” (mono and polyunsaturated fats), the same as nuts and olive oil. They have nearly 20 vitamins & minerals, including 150mg potassium and 2g dietary fiber. Avocados are naturally sodium and cholesterol free and are a delicious way to help meet daily recommendations set forth in the USDA 2015 Dietary Guidelines.1
The USDA 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends making small dietary shifts such as replacing foods higher in saturated fats with foods containing good fats, like avocados. Avocados are virtually the only fruit with good fats and are a delicious way to help people meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation to shift from eating saturated fats to good fats.
The USDA also encourages Americans to increase their intake of dietary fiber and states that dietary fiber that occurs naturally in foods may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, as well as help provide a feeling of fullness and promote healthy laxation. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz.) contains 8% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, making Avocados a great way to reach USDA’s daily fiber recommendation.