From Food Vice to Virtue
It's not easy to shed a "bad boy" reputation, but new research is helping these 10 former food baddies climb back into nutritional favor.
Once shunned for their high fat content, avocados are regaining favor because the fat they harbor is mostly the
heart-healthy monounsaturated kind. Researchers find that nutrients and phytochemicals in avocados inhibit growth of oral and prostate
cancer cells in the lab. Nutrition bonus: Add avocados to meals and their fat makes it easier to absorb disease-fighting compounds
from other veggies.
What they offer you: One quarter of an avocado wraps up protein, assorted antioxidants, fiber (3 grams), and heart-healthy fat into one 75-calorie bite.
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