Health Benefits

A Healthy Relationship

  1. Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can enhance the nutrient quality of your diet.
  2. A succulent green fruit, avocados are naturally gluten, dairy, sodium, and cholesterol free.
  3. Avocados contain fiber, folate, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, and copper, which help to reduce your blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease.
  4. Unlike most other fruits and vegetables, avocados include good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats). The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend exchanging good fats in place of saturated fats. Learn more about using avocados as a fat replacement in your diet, here.
  5. Avocados contain vitamin E and C, antioxidants that protect your body tissue from damage, are essential for the growth and repair of tissue, and help keep your immune system strong.

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Avocado Nutrition Facts


Serving Size
1/3 of a medium avocado


Total Fat (g)

Sat Fat (g)

Cholesterol (mg)

Sodium (mg)

Reference: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (2015)