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National Avocado Day

So what is it with this greenish-yellow fruit? While many don’t think of avocado as a fruit, it is actually considered a single-berry fruit. Today, we are celebrating National Avocado Day! From breakfast items to table-side guacamole, there are so many ways to enjoy avocados.

According to the Hass Avocado Board, as of 2015, avocado consumption in the United States doubled since 2005 and quadrupled since 2000. In fact, a whopping 4.25 billion avocados were sold in the U.S. in 2015.

There are many reasons to celebrate National Avocado Day. For one, avocados targeting insulin resistance with heart-healthy fats. They also fight Alzheimer’s with its Omega 3 fatty acids. Another avocado superpower is preventing and repairing damage due to its source of Vitamins C, E, and K.

One of the secret weapons in an avocado is the high oleic acid content. This moisturizing fatty acid helps keep skin soft and hydrated but also supports the regeneration of damaged skin cells reducing redness and irritation. Eat more of this superfruit or cook with avocado oil if you have this type of skin issue.

Many restaurants and food establishments are offering a variety of specials today, including free guacamole at some locations to celebrate.

What’s your favorite way to prepare guacamole? We like to smash down the avocado fork-style, and then add chopped onion, fresh-cut cilantro, and a good splashing of lime juice.

However you enjoy this fruit, make sure to take an extra helping today!

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