This is my fourth year participating in the A to Z challenge, the past three I focused on Newfoundland; its dialect, lore and communities. I'm trying something a little different this year - this year I'm doing the Superfoods A to Z.
First off is the letter A which is for Avocado
Avocados are a great source of monosaturated fat (which can improve cholesterol levels, decrease risk of heart disease, and benefit brain function), vitamin E (a powerful antioxident), and vitamin B6 (which promotes healthy skin and serves as a back up fuel).
I love mashing avocado and using it in place of butter or spread or add to salads instead of mayo.
Did you know that half a medium avocado counts as one of your 5-a-day and contains 138 calories and 14.1g fat.