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Avocados can help consumers meet the dietary guidelines of the American Heart Association, which includes eating a diet low to moderate in fat. “The fats,” says the AHA, “should be primarily unsaturated and low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Avocados have no sodium and no cholesterol. They have 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat and 0 grams of trans fat. In fact, the avocado is virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fat.