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Avocados, a worthy obsession?

Some months ago, it seemed I was on an avocado kick. I thought it was just a phase. But my fascination with this delicious fruit (yep, don’t be fooled by it’s cool green color, the pit makes this classification) has not lessened.For example, I was recently blown away when I learned that avocados are not just fruit but also berries, since they are fleshy fruits that come from a single flower with a single ovary. In this post I’ll be talking about why you should be eating more avocados, and tips for how to make the most of this superfood. The Why: They’re DELICIOUS:  I have yet to meet a person who dislikes the taste of avocados. They’re buttery and rich, and play nice with other ingredients, whether savory, salty or sweet to create delectable snacks, meals, or desserts. They’re 70% mono- and polyunsaturated fats (good plant fats). The vast majority of these fats are monounsaturated fats, which tend to be the healthiest. These fats increase HDL (“good” cholesterol) and tend to remove LDL (“bad” cholesterol) from arterial …