What would Jill Eat?

Avocados are classified as a fruit. Not only is it classified as a fruit, but it is actually considered a berry because it has fleshy pulp and a seed. 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide are Hass avocados. When an avocado is ripe, the skin color will change and the stem will pull/pop out. Avocados are highly nutritious and can be added to so many dishes. This fruit contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, has 50 grams per serving of fiber and folate (one third of a medium avocado) and is considered a healthy fat. Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, they are full of beneficial fats that keep you full and satiated. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating fat slows the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable. Just be careful to use sparingly, a serving size is considered 1/4 of an avocado. Avocados can be used to make brownies…….on sandwiches in replace of mayo…..on salads in replace of dressing…..and don’t forget its most popular way to be served as guacamole!

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