Avocado Washington DC

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Capitol Supermarket
(202) 289-1336
1231 11Th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Safeway
(202) 719-2435
490 L St. N.W
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Capitol Hill Supermarket
(202) 543-7428
241 Massachusetts Ave Ne
Washington, DC
 
Best Dc Supermarket
(202) 265-9110
1507 U St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Casa Blanca Food Rite
(202) 832-4800
2060 W Virginia Ave Ne
Washington, DC
 
Giant
(202) 234-0215
1414 Eighth St. N.W. O St. Market
Washington, DC
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.

Safeway
(202) 667-0774
1747 Columbia Rd Nw
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
202-667-2085
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(202) 332-4300
1440 P Street Nw
Washington, DC
 
New Star Food Rite
(202) 526-8224
2205 4Th St Ne
Washington, DC
 
Dc Cash & Carry
(202) 635-3000
110 Okie St Ne
Washington, DC
 

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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