Nutrition 2015-10-09 Health Benefits of Avocados (Infographic) Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Nutrition/Health Benefits of Avocados (Infographic) A Look at a Powerful Superfood Avocados contain nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin C and multiple forms of vitamin B. Eating avocados is great for your heart health and vision, and lowers your risk of cancer and depression. Carla Schuit, MPH, RD, LDN Interested in connecting more to the Northwestern Medicine community? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E-Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. Because what makes us better, makes you better.® Share This Page Related Topics Infographics Favorite Foods Healthy Diet In Season Produce Northwestern Medicine - On a relentless pursuit of better medicine. Related Content Health Library 4 Surprising Ways Shorter Days Affect Your Brain Find out how less light impacts your well-being, and how to adapt. Nutrition The New Noodle (Infographic) If you have gluten intolerance or other dietary restrictions, certain comfort foods might be out of the question. Here are tasty alternatives. Healthy Tips Breast Cancer Prevention (Infographic) One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Know your risks and what you can do to reduce them. Wellness Fall Prevention at Any Age Seniors aren’t the only ones at risk for falls — they are the leading cause of injury for kids, too. Learn how to prevent them. Daily Health 6 Myths of Prostate Cancer (Infographic) Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. Prevention begins with understanding the facts. Nutrition Heart-Healthy Foods on the Road Heading out on a road trip? We’ve got easy, on-the-go snacking ideas to fuel your adventures. Emotional Health 12 Articles for a Healthier State of Mind A roundup of articles on mental health, mindfulness and stress relief. Nutrition More Sugar, More Problems [Infographic] Get the facts about sugar and why the danger of overconsumption has been overlooked and underestimated in the past. Nutrition What Makes Chicken Noodle Soup Special? Infographic Chicken noodle soup is a go-to home remedy for coughs, sore throats and stuffy noses – but why does it work? Healthy Tips What Injury Means for Your Fantasy Football Team Filling out a fantasy football lineup is hard enough. Factor in injuries and the task can take you right to kick off on Sunday. Daily Health 5 Health Hazards Found in the Classroom [Infographic] From germs on the keyboard to calories in the lunch, find out what health risks may be hiding in your child’s classroom. Daily Health Little Buggers [Infographic] Don’t let these 5 insects bug you this summer. Daily Health Sleep, Eat, Play. Repeat. [Infographic] Summer is a time to achieve a healthy balance between activity and relaxation. Learn more. Daily Health Safe on the Sunny Side [Infographic] Whether it’s overcast or clear skies, the sun’s rays can damage your skin. Health Library Men’s Health Screenings at Every Age [Infographic] Men are more hesitant to see a physician than women, but screenings are essential for good health. Consult this infographic to learn more. Health Library Women’s Health Screenings at Every Age [Infographic] Your check-up is an important part of your health. Consult this infographic to see what your physical should include. Health Library Your Monthly Self-Exam [Infographic] Monthly breast self-exams can keep you familiar with the look and feel of your breasts. Discover how to do yours. Nutrition A Handy Guide to Serving Size [Infographic] Portion control can be tricky. Use your hand – and this infographic – to measure your food. Daily Health Hot vs. Cold Therapy [Infographic] Hot and cold therapies are popular and easy at home treatment. Find out which to use when pain strikes. Health Library Heart Attack Warning Signs [Infographic] The symptoms for heart attacks differ in men and women. Use this infographic to learn the warning signs for each. Daily Health Snug on Snow Day [Infographic] Before you send your child out to play on snow day, make sure they’re safe and snug with this infographic and list of tips for proper winter wear.