Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Avocado--very healthy!

The healthy fats buried in the avocado’s flesh make it an ideal choice when you’re craving something rich and creamy.

The reasons? Monounsaturated (healthy) fatty acids, and potassium--both of which help combat high blood pressure. Avocado fat is 66 percent monounsaturated, and gram-for-gram, the green fruit has about 35 percent more potassium than a banana. Whip up a fresh guacamole or slice a few slivers over toast and top with fresh ground pepper.

If you are looking for other smart sources of potassium, try squash, papaya, spinach, bananas, or lentils.

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