Add Green Fruit to Your Diet

If you're not already a rabid fan of avocados, get with it sister! Avocado is widely considered among the world's healthiest fruit - yes, fruit, wanna fight about it? - and a rich and creamy source of many vital nutrients.

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enjoy these smooth, buttery beauties

You may already know that avocados are full of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are thought to help lower cholesterol and may also help in preventing breast cancer. This is only scratching the surface of avocados' nutritional value. Avocados are a good source of antioxidants, which can counteract aging effects, boost the immune system, benefit the nervous system, battle bad breath and soothe the stomach. Avocados are especially good for your heart, liver, skin and overall health.

On the downside, these buttery beauties do contain a serious calorie count. Of course we make it our business to burn many calories in the gym, don't we?

Hass avocados are available all year long and have a good shelf life. Buy the green skinned, harder avocados when you plan a couple days before enjoying them, go for the darker skin with purple and softer feel when you need one right away. Do a little research to find creative ways to add avocado to your diet and let us know what you come up with.

Posted on June 5, 2014 .