Avocados are AWESOME.

Avocados are AMAZING.

Even if you’re not into guacamole as I am, there are still a million-and-one ways to slice ‘n’ dice an avocado into some other form to incorporate into a meal or eat solely as a snack.  And if avocados weren’t as nutritious as they are, they would still be a treat worth serving frequently.

However, recent research has demonstrated that avocados offer some surprising and powerful health benefits. One of the most nutrient-dense foods, avocados are high in fiber and, ounce for ounce, they top the charts among all fruits for folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.  No doubt, avocado nutrition makes it a powerful SuperFood.

Avocados have been cultivated for thousands of years.  A favorite of the Aztec Indians, they were originally native to Central America.  There are generally two types of avocados available in U.S. grocery stores today —the Hass avocado from California and the West Indian avocado from Florida.  The green-black Hass avocado was named for Rudolph Hass, a Wisconsin mailman who retired to Pasadena and obtained a patent for the “Hass” avocado tree in 1935.

? Avocados benefits

  • Heart healthy
  • Great for vision
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Cancer fighter
  • Healthy babies
  • Lowered risk of depression
  • Improved digestion
  • Natural detoxification
  • Protection from chronic disease
  • Potential for reducing risk of cancer