AVOCADO: NOT ONLY A HEALTHY FAT
Often mentioned as a source of healthy fat, avocado can do much more. Turns out, its vitamins, minerals, and fats reduce a combination of symptoms that triple risk for type 2 diabetes and multiply risk for heart disease by five times. Called metabolic syndrome, that combination of risk factors includes high blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and obesity—and avocado reduces all of them, according to several studies reviewed in the journal Phytotherapy Research. Perhaps best of all, it’s a tasty snack or addition to salads, sandwiches, dips, and spreads.