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Is Guacamole Healthy? Here's What the Experts Say

Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor in FSPH's Department of Community Health Sciences, was quoted in a TIME article that discusses the health benefits of guacamole. 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say.

Guacamole is typically lower in calories than other dips, like those using ranch or sour cream, says Dana Hunnes, an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and a registered dietitian. It’s also made of natural, whole foods, which come with their own health-promoting benefits (like fiber from the added vegetables).

Read more in TIME