5 surprising health benefits of eating avocados

Avocados are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Find out how eating this delicious food will benefit your health
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3. Avocados can help stabilize blood sugar - 5 surprising health benefits of eating avocados Web exclusive, March 2012

3. Avocados can help stabilize blood sugar

Rich, creamy, and packed with beneficial monounsaturated fat, avocado slows digestion and helps keep blood sugar from spiking after a meal. A diet high in good fats may even help reverse insulin resistance, which translates to steadier blood sugar long-term. Try putting mashed avocado on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise or on bread instead of butter. To keep what’s left over from turning brown, spritz the flesh with cooking spray or coat with lemon juice and wrap in plastic.

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