Monday, April 14, 2008

Cholesterol-Fighting Foods: Avocado

Avocados contain more cholesterol-killing beta-sitosterol (a beneficial plant-based fat) than any other fruit. Beta-sitosterol reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food. Along with high levels of heart-healthy monosaturated fat, avocados are a health food MVP.

For a 1,800-calorie diet, 30g of monosaturated fat is recommended, which is what one avocado has.