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4 Healthy Reasons to Love Avocados

Emily

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Nov 14th, 2014

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guacamoleCan’t get enough avocados in your life? Neither can we! The good news for all you guacamole lovers is that avocados are a health superfood that is packed with nutrients. Here are four fantastic reasons to incorporate avocados into your meals and rock the guac:

Avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol levels.

Although avocados are technically a fruit (now there’s some fun cocktail party banter) they’re low in sugar and can actually help keep blood sugar levels from fluctuating – great news for people with diabetes.

Avocados are high in potassium, which helps support healthy blood pressure.

Last but not least, avocados are high in fiber, so they’re great at making you feel full. This can help with appetite control and weight loss.

Now that you’ve got the lowdown on the health benefits avocados have to offer, here is how to pick them. Start by giving the fruit a gentle squeeze – It should yield just a bit to pressure. If there’s no give, it’s not ripe enough. If the avocado maintains your finger imprint, it’s too ripe. And if you need a quick and easy way to soften up some avocados overnight, place them in a brown paper bag.

Stop by our produce department and give our fresh, store-made Guacamole a try!

 

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