We have all heard that avocados are good for our hearts and have good fats. Why exactly are avocados good for us and what is the difference between good fats and bad fats?
"Bad Fats" are saturated fats and are solid at room temperature, such as animal fats, butter and lard. "Good Fats" are unsaturated fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature. Replacing bad fats in your diet with good fats will decrease the density of lipids in the blood. It has also been shown by studies that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats while staying within calorie needs will serve as one effective way to decrease the risk of heart disease. Avocados are a wonderful option for both monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. This fruit is sodium-free and 50% of its fat content is monounsaturated. Not to mention the lutein content in avocados is good for eye health.
Here are some unique recipes for avocados:
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