Today in My History
Cast (updated 7/16)
6 Aug 2020
Amazing the things you learn on the internet. This is the story of the naming of avocados. Actually "guacamole" doesn't really translate to "testicle sauce," though the name of the fruit is from the word for testicle.
We are big avocado eaters around here. Eating an avocado a day is good for your health. Avocados are a fun food to eat, they're nutritious, and they're a good source of monounsaturated fat, which can reduce your risk of heart disease. Avocados are brimming with essential nutrients, including potassium, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a so-called nutrient booster; when eaten with other foods, avocados enable the body to better absorb cancer-fighting nutrients, such as carotenoids, found in vegetables that include spinach and carrots.
Ned buys lots of avocados and we have avocados in salad every night, plus guacamole with any Mexican food. We actually have eaten more nutritionally since Ned moved in and I've noticed that I have fewer strange physical symptoms. I blame the avocados.
In Brasil, avocados are treated as a fruit (which, actually, they are). One of our Brasilian students used to eat an avocado for lunch. He would cut it in half and fill the hole where the seed was with sugar.
The internet gives reasons why the avocado is a Super Food...
1. Avocado is a greasy fruit, but
most of grease is omega 3 type. Such grease has proven benefits on cholesterol
reduction and heart diseases prevention.
So cut yourself an avocado tonight and feel healthy! And then plant that seed and grow your own tree!
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