Avocados are a nutrient-rich, heart-healthy food that can help keep your body at its healthiest while decreasing the risk for other factors that contribute to inflammation within the body, says Shaw. "Given that the majority of the fat found within the avocado is unsaturated, they help provide important nutrients that help lower one's risk for cardiovascular disease. Plus, the high-fat content also helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins (like A, D, E, and K)," she says.
"Since vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, it's important to make sure your body is absorbing all of this nutrient from foods," she says. There's no wrong way to eat an avocado. "Grab a spoon and eat it straight from the peel, mash it over toast, purée it into a frosting, or slice it and top a burger," suggests Shaw.