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Noel Barnhurst

Noel Barnhurst

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From guac to toast, the avocado are is new food trend that is taking over social media platforms. Avocados are also the new and delicious fad in healthy lifestyles.

For those of you who don’t know, avocados are actually a fruit (shocker right?). They are grown on trees and are harvested early and allowed to ripen gradually when sold commercially. Avocados are one of the safest crops because of its thick skin. This skin protects the inside from pesticides which is why the need to buy organic avocados is unnecessary. This is only the beginning of why avocados are the best fruit.

One of the main reasons why avocados have become popular is because of its many health benefits. Avocados are believed to sooth the intestine and aid indigestion. They contain soluble and insoluble fibers that help to keep the digestive system running smoothly. Avocados can also help with healthy skin and they possibly help in preventing cancer. “Avocados benefits include glowing skin, and shiny hair when consumed or used topically,” Dr. Axe who is a doctor in natural medicine as well as a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist said. All of these health benefits leave no reason for someone not to eat avocados. Riverbend junior, Celia Bergquist, revealed that she “eats avocados for enjoyment, not the health benefits.” Even though some people may eat avocados for pleasure, they are still getting all of the health benefits which is a tasty bonus.

Avocados can be used in a variety of different recipes. Popular forms of avocados are in guacamole, avocado toast, and avocado sandwiches. These forms are able to be used to create a variety of different dishes. Guacamole can be used as a dip, but also as a topping on burgers, nachos, and even salads. “I won’t eat a whole avocado, but they’re fine chopped up in something,” Bergquist commented. Avocado toast is the most “Instagrammable” form of avocados. Many people like to mash up the avocado with salt and pepper, and put an over easy egg on the top. Another variety of this popular toast can be enjoyed with seasoned avocados sliced and placed aesthetically on the top of the toast with tomatoes.

Avocados are by far one of the best fruits and super foods around. They are very versatile and contain many health benefits that help to regulate the body, making both skin and hair glow. So test out this green and cool super food, this is one trend that is definitely worth it.

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