Not all fats were created equal. There are fats that are good for you with superior health benefits — and then there are the fats that you want to stay far away from. This week’s superfood spotlight focuses on a fruit that is almost too good to be true. It is rich and creamy … but oh so good for you. If you are not a fan of the avocado, you should be. The avocado’s buttery taste is not all it’s lending to dips and salads. It is loaded with nutrients and the good kind of fat that our body needs.
Most of the avocados produced in the United States are grown in California. This means that those who live in California have access to this nutritious fruit year round. Avocados are a nutrient-dense food. They are high in insoluble fiber and lead the way among fruits for folate. Potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium content. The avocado also boasts 60 percent more potassium than a banana.
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