Avocados: They’re showing up in most social media feeds and have been called “America’s new favorite fruit.” As it turns out, they are popular for a good reason. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help keep you healthy. Avocados also contain carotenoids and tocopherols, which have been known to reduced cancer risk.

Avocados are low-calorie, vitamin-rich, and chock-full of essential nutrients that can reduce inflammation and shrink your waist.

Avocados contain Oleic Acid, an all important compound most notably known to reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system. Oleic Acid is an omega-9 fatty acid and a staple fat of the Mediterranean Diet, known to support weight loss and reduce inflammation.

Don’t take our word for it. Research says…

In one study, people who consumed a slice of avocado with a burger had lower inflammatory markers than participants who ate the burger alone.

Another study showed avocado consumers had a much higher nutrient intake and were half as likely to have metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that are a significant risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. They also weighed less, had a lower BMI, and significantly less belly fat.

While green leafy vegetables are a dieter’s best friend, but you won’t get much benefit from a garden salad without adding a little fat. And when it comes to fat, the type found in avocados reigns supreme.

The benefits of eating avocados are infinite. So, don’t forget to add them to your healthy plate of food and make it super healthier.