Friday, October 19, 2012

Grow an Avocado Plant

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We love guacamole and I am going to be making it tonight as part of our dinner.  I will take the stone and plant it immediately and I will let you know how it grows.  It will be an indoor plant this winter and I will take it outside for the summer time. I love to slice avocado and put on my turkey sandwiches, salads and just eat plain.  I only buy them when they are $1 each or less though because they are so darn expensive.  With a tree we can have our own for free.  Yes it will take 3 years to get to maturity but it will be so worth the wait.  Yum!

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Avocado Nutrition Information

Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. You can find detailed avocado nutrition information listed in our Avocado Nutrients section including all of the vitamins and minerals found in avocado.

Avocados and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but a healthy diet and exercise plan may help reduce your risk of developing the life-threatening illness.
The American Heart Association (AHA) Dietary Guidelines recommend a diet that has at least five servings of fruits and vegetables, contains up to 30% of calories from fats (primarily unsaturated) and is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, trans fats and sodium while being rich in potassium. Avocados can help you meet the AHA dietary guidelines because they have both monosaturated and polyunsaturated fat and contain potassium.

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