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When I think of healthy dietary fats, the first food I think of is avocado. A recent study that followed over 110,000 people for more than 30 years showed that those who eat 2 or more servings of avocado per week reduce the risk of heart disease. Avocado is a known superfood and is very nutrient-dense. A study of this duration and size even further supports the importance of incorporating healthy fats into our diets. Avocados are also high in unsaturated fat, which is considered a healthy type of fat.

If you’re one of those people who dislike avocado toast and guacamole, consider blending half an avocado in a smoothie and you won’t even taste it. For some recipes from the American Heart Association click here Avocado Recipes

Joshua White PA-C