Why I can’t live without avocado

Via .washingtonpost.com/-Casey Seidenberg

During a recent dinner, my 10-year-old asked the rest of the table what one food we would each take if we were going to be stranded on a deserted island. My 12-year-old yelled “candy” without a moment’s hesitation. Ah well, I hope he never actually strands himself on any island. Like my older son, I didn’t have to think for a second about my answer, but unlike him, I definitely did not pick candy. Hands down, I would take the avocado.










I personally think avocados are delicious. And I am not alone; our country consumes about 4.25 billion a year (53.5 million on Super Bowl Sunday!). In addition to their taste, every serving of avocado offers almost 20 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins C, A, and E which are antioxidants that help protect cells and tissues, B vitamins which help fight disease and infection, Vitamin K which is important for healthy blood, potassium which supports blood pressure and heart health, lutein which strengthens eyesight, and folate which repairs cells. Avocados have more fiber than most other fruits and vegetables, keeping us full longer and managing blood sugar levels. They deliver the all-important protein, are cholesterol free, and are very low in natural sugar, especially compared to most other fruits. Read full article…

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