Avocados are a healthy, versatile fruit that are cholesterol and sodium-free, and can fit into a variety of healthy eating plans. Avocados contain 3.5 grams of naturally good fat per 1 oz. serving. Good fats do not raise LDL “bad” cholesterol levels. Fresh avocado on sandwiches, toast, or substituted as a spread in place of many other popular foods may help reduce your intake of calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. Avocados can also act as a booster to help your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients from the foods eaten with them.
Avocados can be baked, fried, grilled, or eaten raw.