Avocados are one of the world’s most versatile foods. While each type of avocado is known for its own unique characteristics, the Hass Avocado is a year-round variety which is ideal for any season, occasion, or meal.
The Hass Avocado Board is ready to help you love an avocado today with their new, science-based food and wellness education program. The Love One Today™ program encourages Americans to include fresh avocados into their daily eating plans as a way to increase their fruit and vegetable intake.
Health professionals will also find the Love One Today™ program beneficial. Not only are they able to stay up-to-date on current avocado-related research, but they will find a wide range of helpful tools and resources at their disposal. From downloadable nutrition fact charts to cookbooks and tip sheets, health professional should be able to better assist their patients and clients in discovering avocados and incorporating them into their day.
Of course avocados make delicious guacamole, but there are also many other meals that avocados compliment. From breakfast to dessert, avocados have a lot to offer and can improve the flavor and variety of meals. A few of my favorite avocado-inspired recipes include this Avocado Mango Rice Salad and this Avocado Egg Salad recipe, both available on the Love One Today™ website.
Avocados are also splendid as sandwich toppings and can replace a few of your favorite spreads. Not sure where to start swapping? Luckily, the Hass Avocado Board has you covered there too. Check out this awesome Avocado Spread Comparison chart for a little sandwich creation inspiration.
And believe it or not, avocado versatility goes beyond mealtime. In fact, avocados can fit into a variety of eating plans and they are a nutrient-dense food choice that can help enhance the nutrient quality of your diet. They are naturally gluten-free and low in sugar with less than one gram of sugar per one ounce serving. They are also cholesterol- and sodium-free. The “good” fat and fiber found in each avocado can also hep meals be more satisfying, which may also help minimize overeating later on. This could be beneficial for weight maintenance and in developing a better relationship with food. Avocados are also loaded with nutrients that can be beneficial for improved heart and eye health.
Overall, they are beneficial for you in many different ways and you won’t regret incorporating them into your day or recommending them to someone else looking for a way to eat a little bit better and improve their produce intake.
There are many reasons to love avocados. What’s your reason? Share in the comments.
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