All about the Avocado

Did you know avocados are also known as Alligator Pears?! Too funny!

Something else funny? You should look up the origin of the word…

Anyway…

Hella health benefits from the avocado!

The Avocado IS high in fat…heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids fat!

Healthy.  Essential.  Good.  Don’t Fear the FAT!

Listen up!

Avocados:

Contain 25 essential nutrients

~ vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosporus, magnesium, and potassium ~

Maintain a healthy heart, lower cholesterol levels & control blood pressure

Have anti-inflammatory properties, promote eye health & regulate blood sugar levels

Prevent birth defects, reduce strokes risk & protect against cancer

Fight free radicals, have anti-aging properties & cure bad breath

Increase nutrient absorption & have the ability to nourish and cause your skin to glow

Convinced? Good! You should be!

Here’s a serious tip:

Keep those pits around!  Once oxygen hits the avocado, the pits help slow down the browning process.  We always store leftover avocado in the frig WITH the pits.  Throw em in with your guac too!  Go on, try it!  20130216-222816.jpg

More awesome info:

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Main feature meal idea:

“Grass-fed double burger patty seasoned with smoke paprika, salt n pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes and parseley. Topped with my fave, avocado and Sriracha. Served with a Fuji apple spinach salad with balsamic vinegar. Great balance of flavors here. Definitely a staple here.”

-Fam Fit Food

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