HEALING PROPERTIES OF AVOCADO

For people 50 and older, eating avocados throughout the rest of the year promotes cardiovascular health and reduces cholesterol.  Here is how to get the most out of this superfood.

 

DO indulge frequently. Avocados are high in vitamin K, which helps maintain strong bones in older adults. They can also help lower blood pressure and promote weight loss.

Do scout for sales and buy extras when they are cheap. Delay ripening by stashing them in the fridge, or preserve ripe ones by cutting them into halves before coating with lemon or lime juice and freezing in an airtight freezer-safe bag.

DON”T worry about buying organic. Avocados retain very little pesticide residue.

DON”T buy an overripe avocado. Place it in your palm and squeeze gently. Ripe avocado will yield ever so slightly. Hard as a rock? it will eventually ripen on your counter top.

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