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The Amazing Avocado

Studies have shown avocados contribute nearly 20 different types of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that can help your body function normally. A one-ounce serving (approximately one-fifth of an avocado) is just 50 calories.

Nutritional Benefits:

Vitamin C 4% antioxidant / connective tissue formation / immune system
Iron 2% oxygen transport / immune system / prevents one type of anemia
Vitamin E 4% antioxidant / muscular development / tissue repair
Thiamin 2% metabolism / cardiovascular health
Riboflavin 4% protein, carb and fat processing / skin health
Niacin 4% digestion / skin health / nervous system
Vitamin B6 4% nervous and immune systems / prevention of one type of anemia / oxygen transport
Folate 8% metabolism / prevention of one type of anemia / prenatal health
Pantothenic Acid 4% nutrient processing / red blood cell formation
Phosphorous 2% bone health / teeth formation
Magnesium 2% muscle and nerve function / bone health / sustains regular heartbeat
Zinc 2% immune system / wound healing / supports reproduction and growth
Copper 2% normal blood pressure / regulation of heart rate
Manganese 2% bone health
(Sources:, NIH, American Cancer Society)

Avocados give your favorite foods a delicious, creamy taste. It is a very versatile fruit in that it can be added to everything from salads and sandwiches to dips and salsas.
“There is absolutely no nutrient, no protein, no vitamin, no mineral that we know of, that cannot be obtained from plant-based foods.” –Michael Klaper, M.D.

Bottom line: The avocado, pound for pound, has more energy than unprocessed meat. (what does that tell you?!)

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