Remember when avocados used to be that exotic and curiously interesting food found only in Mexican restaurants? Well, times have changed, and avocados are definitely now the cool kids on the block – the fruit that every other member of the produce aisle wants to be! They’re lovely, luscious and deliciously decadent to eat, and now they’re popping up everywhere – even in dessert.
Even though they’re high in fat (that’s what makes them so buttery and luscious), avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They’re full of monounsaturated fat that can help to reduce your cholesterol. Here’s another bit of news – a very recent study showed that avocados could help with weight loss, and keep your insulin levels more stable, if you eat ½ of an avocado at lunch. They’re also full of lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and they help to boost the nutrients in other foods you eat. So – no, they’re not just a pretty green thing to put on your chips anymore. Avocados deserve lots of love for Heart Month – and all year long. Here are 52 Ways to Love Avocados – one for every week of the year: