The benefits of eating avocados

Avocados may be one of nature's most interesting fruits. Without the traditional sweetness present in most fruits, the avocado is often mistaken for a vegetable. This pear-size fruit not only offers a unique taste for a fruit, but also packs a jumbo punch of power with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in a single serving, according to the Power of Positivity
So what wholesome benefits await if you add avocados to your diet? Read on. 
Healthy fats and fewer cravings
Memorize this: Healthy fats are your friend. Avocados contain a high level of monounsaturated fat. Research has shown that this type of fat can lower bad cholesterol, giving your heart a healthy boost, according to the Power of Positivity. 
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If you are trying to cut calories or control your sweet tooth, eating an avocado every day will help you feel fuller longer. The fat content in avocados helps stabilize insulin and glucose in your blood and pumps up your metabolism, according to the Power of Positivity. 
There's another benefit to consuming the fats in an avocado: The fats enable your body to absorb nutrients such as vitamin A,D, E and K. In addition, the omega-3 fatty acids in an avocado act as an anti-inflammatory and can aid in the reduction of arthritis symptoms, according to the Power of Positivity. 
Avocado as cancer fighter
Scientists believe that avocados may help reduce the risk of some cancers by inhibiting the growth of precancerous and cancerous cells, according to the Power of Positivity. The combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties contribute to this cancer-fighting power. 
Nutrient power
You can pack a bunch of your daily vitamins and minerals into a single meal when you add avocado. A single serving of avocado contains high levels of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium (more than you get from a banana), vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6,  and vitamin E, according to Authority Nutrition. 
A single serving of avocado contains 160 calories and 15 grams of healthy fats. While the fats in an avocado are healthy fats, limit your intake to one avocado a day for maximum benefit, according to Authority Nutrition. 
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The versatile fruit is tasty in smoothies, in a salad or mixed with tomato, onion and garlic for a dip. 
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