December 14, 2017

Avocados: History of an unlikely but legitimate healthy food craze

By Karl Oestreich

by Jacqueline Howard

"Avocados are a fruit and one of the few fruits that are high in fat and low in sugar," said Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic CNN LogoHealthy Living Program in Rochester, Minnesota, and a specialist in nutrition and preventive medicine. "Along with nuts, olive oil and canola oil, the fat content in avocados are predominantly monounsaturated fat, which is responsible for many ... health benefits," he said. "Avocados also contain other nutrients including B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin C, copper and fiber, which add to their health benefits. They have a higher potassium content than bananas."

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Context: Donald Hensrud, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic physician with The Healthy Living Program is located in the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota. This beautiful seven-story facility is dedicated to making a healthier world – starting with you. It was designed to offer you a unique combination of luxury and wellness.

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