I grew up with an avocado tree in the backyard that we never touched. At that time avocados were considered to be fattening. Second only to the terror of a pending earthquake-apocalypse, getting fat is the biggest fear we have in Southern California. Yet as we now know, a food containing fat, good fat that is, is not fattening at all and possibly even the opposite. Avocados are:

  • high in fiber.
  • good for your skin.
  • rich in omega-9 mono-unsaturated fats, lipids known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes.
  • contain lutein, which is great for eye-sight.