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What kind of fat is in an avocado?

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Avocados are high in fat but it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

From: All About Avocados WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dreher, M. May 2013. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition,

Fulgoni, V. Jan. 2, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Wien, M. Nov. 27, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Kristen Smith, RD, LD/CDN, Atlanta.

American Heart Association: “Fats 101,” “Monounsaturated Fats.”

The Hass Avocado Board.

American Latex Allergy Association: “Allergy Fact Sheet.”

FDA: “Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely.”

 

Disclosures: Research of Dreher and Fulgoni was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board Nutritional Research Program.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Dreher, M. May 2013. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition,

Fulgoni, V. Jan. 2, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Wien, M. Nov. 27, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Kristen Smith, RD, LD/CDN, Atlanta.

American Heart Association: “Fats 101,” “Monounsaturated Fats.”

The Hass Avocado Board.

American Latex Allergy Association: “Allergy Fact Sheet.”

FDA: “Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely.”

 

Disclosures: Research of Dreher and Fulgoni was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board Nutritional Research Program.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

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