Avocado Petersburg VA

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Adams Street Supermarket
(804) 861-4646
15 S Adams St
Petersburg, VA
 
Try Me Supermarket
(804) 861-3927
1614 Halifax St
Petersburg City, VA
 
Bristows Grocery
(804) 732-4729
1105 W Washington St
Petersburg, VA
 
Harrisons Supermarket
(804) 732-7933
1900 W Washington St
Petersburg City, VA
 
Food Lion
(804) 863-2677
2120 S. Crater Rd.
Petersburg, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Halifax Superette
(804) 732-3175
303 Van Buren St
Petersburg, VA
 
Harrison'S
(804) 861-2442
25528 Ferndale Road
Petersburg, VA
 
Food Lion
(804) 520-4510
20821 Woodpecker Rd.
Ettrick, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(804) 957-6444
3500 South Crater Road
Petersburg, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(804) 957-6450
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(804) 520-1481
15702 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Colonial Heights, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

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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