The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 (Dietary Guidelines) were published on January 31, 2011 and include a number of recommendations to help promote the health of Americans. Regularly enjoying California avocados can help you more easily meet a number of the recommendations.
Avocado as a Fat Replacement
Naturally sodium and cholesterol-free avocados spreads, toppings and dips are a creamy and nutritious alternative to saturated fat laden recipes.
Moms & Kids
A lifetime of good eating habits and good health can be established early in childhood. Rich, creamy avocados are a kid-friendly fruit in many ways: They provide great taste, fun texture and they contribute valuable nutrients.
Mealtime Satisfaction with California Avocados
February 20, 2015 By Bonnie Taub-Dix
Let’s face it – there are lots of foods that can fill you up, but ideally, it’s much more rewarding to experience satiety, a term food and nutrition professionals use to describe a satisfied feeling you experience after eating. Read More
Drink Your Avocados: 4 Avocado Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
March 04, 2015 By Zac Benedict
With hundreds of thousands of combinations of fruits, veggies and natural sweeteners, smoothies make it easy to get the nutritional benefits of breakfast without getting boring. Read More
Why You Should Peel Avocados
August 07, 2014 By CA Avocado Commission
By peeling avocados, you gain access to the most nutrient-dense part of the fruit closest to the peel. Read more
Good Fats and Heart Health
Nutrient dense avocados can help you meet the American Heart Association’s dietary recommendations.
Avocados can help consumers meet the Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations of the American Heart Association (AHA), which among others are to eat less of the nutrient-poor foods while limiting the amount of saturated fat, trans fat and sodium you eat. According to the AHA, saturated fats increase risk for heart disease and, saturated and trans fats should be replaced with poly and monounsaturated fats.
Mono and polyunsaturated fats, when consumed in moderation and eaten in place of saturated or trans fats, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease risk for heart disease. Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" fats.
Avocados Can Be a Part of a Diabetes Diet
California Avocados are a delicious fruit and their nutrient-dense profile makes them a smart addition for anyone with (or without!) diabetes.
Eating a diabetes-friendly diet is often perceived to be a challenge, but rest assured you don’t have to sacrifice flavor and satisfaction when creating an eating plan that will help contribute to your healthful eating pattern, a key component of diabetes health management.
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