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A client with heart disease is providing instructions regarding a low - fat diet.

A client with heart disease is providing instructions regarding a low - fat diet. The nurse should determine that the client understands the diet if the client states that which food item should be avoided? 1.Apples 2.Oranges 3.Cherries 4.Avocados.

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Avocados Avocados are very rich in fat.Infact 77% of their calories come from fat.They contain... View the full answer

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None of the above fruits should be avoided because they are all... View the full answer

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  • On the contrary, avocados are truly a heart-healthy fruit that offer a creamy consistency and slightly nutty, buttery flavor. Though high in total fat, the majority of the fat is in the form of monounsaturated fat, the same type of fat present in olive oil. In addition, avocados are rich in dietary fiber and offer substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals known to offer cardiovascular benefit Monounsaturated Fats Most of the fat in an avocado is a type of heart-healthy unsaturated fat known as monounsaturated fat. A 100 gram serving of a Hass California avocado offers 15.4 grams of total fat, 9.8 grams of monounsaturated fat and 2 grams of saturated fat. The same serving size of a Florida avocado provides 10 grams of total fat, 5.5 grams of monounsaturated fat and 1.9 grams of saturated fat. When eaten in place of unhealthy saturated and trans fats, monounsaturated fats lower total cholesterol and LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, levels. In addition, they tend to slightly increase HDL, or "good" cholesterol, levels, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.
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    • May 12, 2018 at 10:35am

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3.Cherries Explanation Oranges reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and heart failure. Evidence shows that potassium in oranges... View the full answer

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