Health Tips: All About the Avocado

There’s good reason to clean your bowl of guacamole at your next fiesta—the California Avocado Commission touts avocado as a fruit that provides a host of health benefits including lower blood-cholesterol levels and decreased risk for heart disease.

Simply consider this: Just one-fifth of the green superfood contributes nearly 20 beneficial nutrients to the diet, is naturally sodium- and cholesterol-free, and enables the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein.

Enjoy an avocado now, while they’re in season! Try it sliced on a sandwich, tossed on a salad, or pureed as a party dip.