Is Avocado Part of Your Healthy Diet?

Also known as: Guacamole

Likes: Garlic, lemon or lime juice

Dislikes: Browning in the open air, getting stuck in a dark brown bag to ripen

Hobbies: Getting dressed up and being the life of the party with his spicy pal Salsa, ripening to perfection in the warm Californian and South American sun

Find him: Topping everything from salads, soups and sandwiches to eggs and fish, mashed up with a dash of citrus juice and garlic, occasionally mixed up in beauty products.

Avocado…he’s smooth, real smooth.  Loaded with monounsaturated fat, this creamy green fruit will make you feel like you’re being sinfully decadent while actually following a healthy diet and helping to lower your cholesterol.  He enjoys being a part of every dish you love, from your morning omelette to your evening sushi, and Avocado’s high vitamin E content gives him a talent for making the nails of his adoring fans longer, stronger and healthier.  Who wouldn’t fall in love with this produce aisle star?

Be careful though, because even with all the health benefits he offers, Avocado is high in calories.  Too much of this smooth fruit may lead you right out of your skinny jeans.  Enjoy him in moderation, smeared on toast in place of butter, topping egg and veggie scrambles, savory sandwiches, crisp salads, freshly grilled fish or chicken, and even blended up in a breakfast or post-workout smoothie.