Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The perfect fruit

Top 5 Reasons Why Avocado is the Perfect Fruit

5. Avocados act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene as well as lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.
4. Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 8% folate, 4% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene.
3. Avocados have the highest protein content of any fruit.
2. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas.
1. The Aztec word for avocado was ahuacatl, which means "testicle tree". Seriously!!!

Top 5 Ways to Eat an Avocado

5. Cut in half, fill each hole with Goddess Dressing, and top off with Sriracha.

4. On a bagel!

3. In sushi!

2. Mango Avocado Salsa!

1. With Mexican food!



tacos... (these are from Cha Cha Cha)


and last but never least...


So my new saying is, "an avocado a day keeps the doctor away!" Good thing they just lowered the price to $.69 at Fred Meyer! xoxo Chelsea


Jeni Treehugger said...

Chelsea you are ACE! Totally diggin' the Avocado love that's going on - I just adore Avocadoes (who doesn't, right?).
That Mango Avocado Salsa will be mine.

Jen said...

if my spouse would let me, i'd totally name our next kid avocado because i love them that much.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

YES! I love this. Avocados really are the best! Hee hee...testicle tree.

jessy said...

avocados are one of my top 5 favorite foods. i knew they were good for you, but i had no idea they were this awesome! yay!