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Celebrating Heart Month with avocados

February is American Heart Month and Westfalia Fruit, a multinational supplier of fresh avocados, is committed to promoting heart health throughout February and beyond. Heart disease continues to be a growing health concern, and the supplier is taking proactive measures to empower individuals to make heart-healthy choices. Through online and in-store channels, it is providing retail partners and consumers with information on the benefits of avocados for cardiovascular care.

"Avocados are a powerhouse of nutrition," said Raina Nelson, president and CEO of Westfalia Fruit USA and avid health and wellness advocate. "Avocados nourish people around the globe, so naturally, Heart Month aligns with our commitment to do good and deliver all the benefits avocados have to offer."

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) shows eating at least two servings of avocado each week was linked to a 16 percent reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and a 21 percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Avocados are also a source of monounsaturated fats, also known as "good fats," and nutrients such as potassium which have been associated with cardiovascular health. According to the same study published in the JAHA, avocado consumption is associated with a lower cardiovascular and coronary heart disease risk.

Westfalia is sharing recipe ideas such as this avocado with ricotta dish (left) and avocado toast on its social platforms this month.

"We believe small changes in daily habits can notably impact heart health," added Nelson. "By consistently incorporating avocados in one's diet, individuals can enjoy a delicious heart-healthy fruit that promotes overall wellness."

Avocados are also a "nutrient booster," helping increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamin A and are a way to incorporate healthy fats into meal-time routines. Avocado toast, guacamole, avocado and quinoa breakfast bowl, grilled chicken and avocado salad and avocado chocolate mousse recipes are just a few ideas Westfalia Fruit is sharing on social platforms in February.

For more information:
Christina Ward
Westfalia Fruit
Tel: +1 (805) 212-7236

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