'The myth persists that high fat foods gunk up your arteries and pad your hips. But it's just not true especially when it comes to the highest fat fruit on the planet – the avocado (Persea americana).
In fact, science gives high marks to avocados when it comes to protecting your heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Recently the HASS Avocado Board commissioned a review of the studies on avocados and their nutrients.
The review cites 125 studies and other sources supporting the actual and potential health properties of avocados. They contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals, fats, and phytochemicals. Just one-half an avocado (about 68 grams) contains the following nutrients:'