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Avocados From Mexico Celebrates National Healthy Fats Day, March 21


Dallas-based Avocados From Mexico is promoting information about the benefit of healthy fats in celebration of National Healthy Fats Day on March 21. Avocados are a heart-healthy fruit, containing 85 percent good, unsaturated fats and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.

National Healthy Fats Day is part of March’s National Nutrition Month and is a time to highlight the nutritional attributes of avocados, a fruit that has become an iconic symbol of good fats. This national observance is intended to help raise awareness of the important role of healthy fats in our diet and help correct some of the long-held myths about fats.

“The days of fearing fat are over and now there’s a greater understanding of the value of healthy fats in our diet,” said Barbara Ruhs, Avocados From Mexico nutrition expert. “Most people need to strike a better balance when it comes to fat – replacing saturated fat with unsaturated – and eating Avocados From Mexico is an easy way to do that and increase daily intake of fruits and vegetables.”

The company says that avocados are the only fruit with good fats, providing six grams per serving, which is one-third of a medium avocado or 50 grams.

Good fat facts 

Most Americans need to reduce “bad” or saturated fats and increase the “good” or unsaturated fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, while keeping overall fat in check. These good-for-you fats have heart-health benefits, including helping to reduce LDL or bad cholesterol levels when replacing saturated fats.

More than 75 percent of the fats in avocados are the “good” kind, primarily monounsaturated fats – the type found in olive oil. In fact, Avocados From Mexico are certified as a heart healthy food by the American Heart Association.

Beyond the heart-health benefits, good fats are essential for growth and development of the central nervous system and brain health, and boost the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins D, E and A that play a critical role in maintaining immune function.

Avocados from Mexico is featuring recipes on its websites for individuals to make meals at home, such as guacamole, tacos, salads and smoothies.

Avocados From Mexico is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association, formed for the purpose of advertising, promotion, public relations and research for all stakeholders of Avocados From Mexico. Under agreements, MHAIA and the Association of Avocado Exporting Producers and Packers of Mexico have combined resources to fund and manage AFM, with the intent to provide an effective and efficient marketing program in the U.S.

To learn more, visit avocadosfrommexico.com.

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