Avocado Bethesda MD

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Giant
(301) 492-5160
7142 Arlington Road Row West
Bethesda, MD
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Trader Joe'S
(301) 907-0982
6831 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Whole Foods Market
4420 Willard Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Brookville Super Market
(301) 652-2793
7027 Brookville Rd
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Whole Foods Market
(301) 984-4860
5269 River Rd
Bethesda, MD
 
Safeway
(301) 907-0700
7625 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - 11 PM
Pharmacy #
301-215-7757
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Chevy Chase Supermarket
(301) 656-5133
8531 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Safeway
(301) 215-6696
5000 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,Sushi bar
Store Hours
5 AM - 11 PM
Pharmacy #
301-913-5670
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Giant
(240) 497-6100
5463 Wisconsin Avenue Wisconsin Circle Chevy
Chase, MD
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tue:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wed:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thu:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fri:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sun:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Shoppers Food Warehouse
(301) 881-0170
9114 Nicholson Lane
Kensington, MD
 

The Health Benefits of Avocado

avocadoWhen summer is in full swing, it is hard to resist the temptation of fresh made guacamole . I’m a sucker for it. The wonderful combination of avocado, tomato, onion, salt and lime is like heaven in a dip. And, with avocado as its main ingredient, there are a lot of healthy reasons to dig in.

Avocados are native to climates where the temperature stays warm year round. Some say that it is the most nutritious fruit, as it contains protein , healthy fats , vitamins and minerals and a whopping dose of fiber . Here are some health benefits that avocados provide:

Heart Disease: A rich source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat, avocados reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Cancer Fighter: Avocados have been used in both the prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancers . Scientists have determined that avocados contain a cancer fighting toxin. Anti-Aging: Rich in antioxidants , avocados fight free-radicals known to age our skin. Not only do they keep our skin healthy through ingestion, but avocados can be used topically to treat skin disorders. Sexual Healing: The word ‘avocado’ comes from the Aztecian word for testicle, ahuacatl. Apparently, the avocado was used as a sex stimulant an has been considered an aphrodisiac. Weight Loss: Because avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, they have the ability to suppress appetite. Also, avocados are high in fiber which slows digestion . The slower your digestion, the more likely you will feel satiated between meals. Because avocados are a nutrient rich food, providing 20 or so vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, you are eating high quality food…making you need less.

Nutrition Facts: Per 1/2 an avocado

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat Carbs Fiber Protein
138 12.7 gms 1.8 gms 1.6 gms 8.5 gms 7.4 gms 5.8 gms 1.7 gms

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