The avocado is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Laurecae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel.

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The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats.

Here are 5 great reasons why you should fall in love with avocado too:

  1. They’re low in sugar !

They may be a fruit, but they contain less than 1g sugar per ounce !

2. They Fit all diets !

No matter  what eating guidelines you follow, the humble avocado works for all !

3. They’re full of healthy fat !

Over 75% of the fat content in an avocado is great for your heart ! In fact, having more of these healthy unsaturated fats is beter for your heart than eating low fat !

4. They’ll keep your cholesterol on track !

Battling a cholesterol problem? Avocados are the richest known fruit source of phytosterols, a natural plant compound that competes with dietary cholesterol absorption.

5. They nourish your brain and nervous system !

A serve of avocado contains 3.5g of unsaturated fat required for healthy brain and nervous system  development.