- Recipes: 21 ways to savor avocados
We love creamy, buttery, nutty tasting avocados smeared on toast and mashed for guac. But there are more reasons to enjoy them. This Central American native is high in monounsaturated fat, which may help lower LDL (also known as “bad”) cholesterol. Avocados are also high in fiber, folate (important for cell reproduction), and potassium (key in cardiovascular health).