Avocados

Avocados are fruits native to Central and South America and have been cultivated for thousands of years—evidence points to their consumption as far back as 10,000 BC. Known also as “alligator pears,” they are grown mostly in California, Florida, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Colombia. Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol (a compound that lowers cholesterol) and are high in folate (which combats heart disease and reduces the incidence of strokes). In addition to heart healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxid..

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