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Persin, a pesticide compound found naturally in avocados may have both positive and negative effects on human cells in a petri dish. Avocados are essentially cholesterol-free, something 71% of doctors surveyed didn’t know, and contain monounsaturated (“good fats”), that may boost the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. Whereas sushi made out of seafood has been shown to harbor fecal bacteria, avocado sushi has been found to be free of fecal matter.


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