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Anti-Cancer Benefits of Avocado

Benefits of Avocado

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  • Avocatin B, a type of fat found in avocados, was found to combat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which is a particularly rare and deadly form of cancer
  • The avocado fat was able to wipe out the leukemia stem cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed
  • Avocados are also rich in cancer-fighting carotenoids, which are most plentiful in the dark-green portion of the flesh that’s closest to the skin

By Dr. Mercola

Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Personally, I eat one almost every day. If you're an avocado fan, which 60 percent of Americans claim to be, you're probably aware that they're an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamins and antioxidants.


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