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My Passion is working with non-profit organizations helping them to raise their much needed funds.

When I'm not working I enjoy the beach, long walks, and a good book.
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Oct 17th 2010 at 3:46 PM from javagrandma · write on face · message
Thanks Melissa!
Now I can eat my avocados and not feel guilty :-)
Oct 17th 2010 at 12:13 PM from melissavaneyk · write on face · message
Thanks for the compliment javagrandma!

Avocado's are beneficial for lowering cholesterol, despite of avocado fat content and carbohydrate.

The reason is that avocado is a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. The avocado fat is a type of fat that may actually help to raise levels of HDL ("good"cholesterol) which actually protects arteries, while lowering levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol).

In case you are not familiar, HDL or the good cholesterol is the one that cleanses the arteries from the LDL or bad cholesterol build up. So, it flows naturally that the higher the HDL/good cholesterol the less is LDL/bad cholesterol.

You need not worry about the avocado content of fat, as this fat is not harmful nor does it increase your cholesterol levels.

Hope that helps!

Oct 17th 2010 at 11:45 AM from melissavaneyk · write on face · message
Hi Edna!

Thanks for following me....I love this pic of you - you look really you're giggling....sometimes that's all we need...a good laugh!

I can't wait to delve into your faceplate and learn...

Have a great day,

Oct 17th 2010 at 9:12 AM from javagrandma · write on face · message
Love your tip on the avocado...can you tell me why it is a good fat. I've always heard the avocados are very fattening. Have an energizing day!
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