Health Bite: Avocado Heart-health

Avocado heart-health

The delicious avocado is packed with heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids, specifically oleic acid, which helps reduce the destructive inflammatory process throughout the body and has been shown to have a beneficial effect on genes linked to cancer.

Avocados are nutrient-rich and contain more of the mineral potassium (which helps reduce blood pressure) than bananas, and the fat content aids absorption of important vitamins such as A, D, E and K.

And don’t throw away the skin when you’ve peeled one! Instead, rub the inside of an avocado peel against your heels – the natural moisturisers combined with exfoliating fruit acids make a perfect foot treatment.

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Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.