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California Avocados as a Perfect First Baby Food

Did you know that avocados make a great first baby food? The texture, the taste, and the incredible nutrient profile are perfectly ripe for little hands and mouths just starting out on solid foods!MEETING NUTRITION NEEDSBreastmilk and/or infant formula is just fine for providing all the nutrition your baby needs up until six months of life. At the six-month mark though, healthy babies need to...

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Taking it to the Grove for Dinner en Green

Written by our friend Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDEDining al fresco is a summer standard. But an outdoor spread in a gorgeous avocado grove? Count me in!  June was California Avocado Month and the California Avocado Commission kicked it off right with a gorgeous Dinner en Green event held at Rancho Santo Tomas in Valley Center, California. As guests of avocado grower hosts Mike Sanders and...

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5 Ways to Get More Nutrition in Your Meals with California Avocados

Is your menu in need of a makeover? Do you find breakfast boring? Literally loathe packing your lunch? Or is your weeknight dinner routine stuck in a rut? If so, check out the transforming power of California Avocados!With 50 calories in one-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz.), California Avocados boast nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial nutrients (more on avocado nutrients). From...

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Enjoying California Avocados with Type 2 Diabetes

Today marks American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and the kick-off of a month long campaign of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to raise awareness about the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.In type 2 diabetes, the body’s ability to use insulin, an important hormone involved in helping the body use blood glucose (blood sugar), is...

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