G’s Tip of the Week: Benefits of an Avocado

Gina Aliotti has a helpful tip this week for all you avocado lovers. Check it out!


It’s that time of year again, March through September is avocado season! This rich and wonderful monounsaturated fatty acid has so many powerful benefits, including being associated with lower cardiovascular disease and encompassing so many vitamins, including potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, folic acid and fiber. This delicious fruit can be added to your favorite salads or even eaten by themselves! Try adding them to your protein shake or smoothie for a touch of fat and added creaminess.

Tip: To speed up the process of ripening an avocado, place it in a bag with some other ripe fruit. To slow down the process, place it in the refrigerator.

Gina Aliotti-Silva
Nutrition, Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.