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All Posts By Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD
Avocado Serving Size Update

 The News is Out!Avocados Deliver a Good Source of Fiber & Folate with an Official New Serving Size!Yes it’s true – Avocados recently got a much needed serving size makeover. Drum roll please…As of July 26, 2016, the avocado serving size is officially 1/3 of a medium avocado, or 50 grams of avocado, which is great news for avocado lovers because one serving of this...

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Pairing Pulses with California Avocados

If this blog title has you scratching your head wondering “what are pulses?” You’re not alone. The term ‘pulses’ isn’t exactly a household name but it is becoming one now that the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Indeed, the aim of the IYP campaign is to bring awareness about the benefits of pulses, particularly their...

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The Dietary Guidelines and California Avocados

Written by our friend Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD We’re spreading the word about California Avocados’ starring role in a healthy diet that fits right in with the latest 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) to:  Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan  Focus on variety, nutrient density and amount you consume Limit calories from...

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California Avocado Salad Ideas For National Nutrition Month

Time to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle!This is my favorite time of the year when the calendar turns over from February to March - winter is coming to a close, spring is right around the corner (which means California Avocados are available in some stores) and National Nutrition Month® kicks off! This year’s National Nutrition Month® theme, Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle, makes...

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