Avocados are becoming more popular as the “food to eat” if you want to live longer or become even healthier than you already are. Although the avocado is technically considered to be a fruit because it is produced by a flower, it doesn’t have the sweetness that many people associate with fruits. Nonetheless, lots of people are jumping on the bandwagon and suggesting that it is the best thing since the acai berry or white bread as my grandmother used to say.

 

According to the California Avocado Commission, the avocado contains almost twenty nutrients that are known to be healthy for human consumption. The most notable of these essential nutrients include potassium, fiber, folic acid, and vitamins E and B. The commission also makes not of the fact that eating avocados allows your body to absorb more beta-carotene (a powerful antioxidant) from foods that are eaten at the same time as the avocados. Plus, they are free of salt and cholesterol, two things that almost everyone knows are bad in large quantities!

 

On a January 2015 segment of Dr. Oz, the avocado was blessed for its ability to help melt fat away, lower cholesterol levels, diminish the pain experienced by various parts of the body, and basically make people feel better. This wasn’t the first time that Dr. Oz promoted the avocado as an exceptional gift from nature. So, whether you watch Dr. Oz or not, you still should come up with the idea that eating avocados must be good for you.

 

So, how can you get more avocados into your family’s diet?

. Slice them thinly for sandwiches

. Dice them for additions to salads

. Cube them for casseroles

. Add them to smoothies

. Dice them ever so tiny for addition on top of baked meats like pork chops and chicken breasts