avocadoYou’re right. An avocado is anything but a low-fat food. In fact, 88% of its calories come from fat (but that’s primarily mono-unsaturated, which helps lower your risk for developing heart disease and shows no association with cancer). On the other hand, one avocado supplies one-fourth of your daily need for magnesium and more than half the folic acid, one-fourth the vitamin A, and lots of B vitamins, iron, and trace minerals. While you should limit fats in general, a few slices of avocado on a burrito, salad, or fruit salad adds a rich flavor, creamy texture, and an extra dose of nutrients. Photo credit: Creative Commons License Andrea.Pacheco via Compfight