Avocado Des Moines IA

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Dahls Ingersoll Foods
(515) 255-3118
3425 Ingersoll
Des Moines, IA
 
Hy-Vee
515-262-7956 / 515-262-7944
4815 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Open Christmas Eve until 6 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. ,Open December 26th at 6 a.m.

Dahls Beaver
(515) 255-3151
1819 Beaver
Des Moines, IA
 
Hy-Vee
(515) 285-6394
1107 Se Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Linns
(515) 282-6318
3805 6Th Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Top Value Foods
(515) 244-9696
801 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Dahls Merle Hay
(515) 278-0435
4343 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
Dahls Wakonda
(515) 285-5481
4121 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA
 
Dahls Euclid
(515) 265-4257
1320 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Target
(515) 287-3438
1111 E Army Post Rd Ste 2204
Des Moines, IA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

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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