Avocados find their way onto salads, into dressings and on top of burgers with regularity, so it's a good thing that they're full of all sorts of healthy things, including fiber, vitamins B5, B6, C, K, folate and potassium, as well as cell-protecting antioxidants.
Avocados are also full of fat, but don't avoid them because of this. Yes, one half of an avocado contains 15 grams of unsaturated fat, but it's good fat -- monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) have been found to help improve cholesterol levels as well as reduce the risk of developing heart disease. And researchers have also found an association between a diet rich in MUFAs and better blood sugar control.