Happy spring! In our continuing ‘celebration’ of all things green, today’s feature is the avocado. This is the beginning of the season in California for the Hass variety, whereas in Florida, the green skinned variety is best in the fall. Hass avocados are a tad richer and creamier than the other varieties.
Besides being delicious, avocados are a super food for the heart. They are high in ‘healthy fats,’ containing oleic acid – a monounsaturated fat said to help lower cholesterol. They are also high in potassium which regulates blood pressure, and high in folate which contributes to reducing women’s chance of heart failure. (Heart attacks are the number one cause of death for women over age 65.) Click to continue reading »