Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ingrid Hoffman: Avocados are 'Simply Delicioso'

I'm sure most of us have heard that avocados are good for us, but many people aren't exactly sure as to why. Avocados are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and are a natural plant source of healthy fats.

Avocados are most commonly consumed in guacamole, paired with nachos or fajitas, but the uses for avocados are almost unlimited: Anywhere you would normally use butter, you can try to sub avocados. Unlike butter, avocados contain no saturated or animal fats, they help lower bad cholesterol and are good for your heart, skin, hair, nails and your whole body in general! Why do you think avocados are used in skin creams, hair conditioners and all kinds of beauty products? They're one of nature's most complete and healthiest foods and can help you achieve your diet, health and weight loss goals faster than you can say 'arriba'!

Check out this clip of how Food Network's Colombian Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffman uses avocados for everything!