Eat Your Way to Health with Guacamole


| 7/26/2011 12:29:42 PM


J.PattonHello, readers. Today, I have a confession to make: My name is Justine Patton, and I am an avocado addict.

It’s true. If I had my way, I would eat avocados at every meal. (Avocado pancakes, anyone? Haha, just joking.) Yesterday, I worked a double shift at my other job at On the Border Mexican Cantina, and on my break I chowed down on some delicious guacamole. While I was munching, I wondered, “Just how good are avocados for you?” So, I decided to do some investigating.

I found out that the avocado, which is a member of the fruits food group, is considered a “nutrient dense food,” meaning it gives your body a substantial amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Avocados, or alligator pears, as they are sometimes called, contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including:

• Vitamin E
• Vitamin C
• Folate
• Fiber
• Iron
• Potassium
• Vitamin K
• Niacin
• Riboflavin

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Avocados are considered a "nutrient dense" food and contribute to healthy diets.
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My mom always told me that those baby carrots on my plate that I despised would “make my eyes pretty,” which I later found out meant they were good for my eyesight. Turns out, avocados are too. Avocados contain lutein, which has been shown to help maintain healthy eyesight as we get older.



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