Jul 1, 2010

fake plastic food

It's no secret that I like to eat healthy. I don't eat junk food, drink pop or indulge in fake "fat free" food. I think that most "fat free" foods are gross. I do occasionally choose light food options... I enjoy Corona Light and light cream cheese. (I always eat real butter) I think when it comes to milk products light is better. FAT free is NOT better, it's usually watery and gross. They usually just replace the fat with sugar in these products, especially in crackers and snack foods. Something that has emerged onto grocery store produce sections lately is the "SlimCado". This is a lighter version of the avocado. PLEASE PEOPLE stop trying to ruin the avocado!! It is one of natures most perfect foods! Why do you have to mess with the avocado's perfection? I have not tried one of these bizarre, mutated avocados but I came across a blog and the author got curious and tried one. Here is what she had to say
"The slimcados are just pretty gross, to be honest with you. They are larger than your typical avocado, and they have a shiny, smooth, bright green skin. I've seen a sign that says you should eat them when they turn a reddish-purplish color, but I bought one the other day and it didn't get that color. It was perfectly ripe when it was still bright green, it just had small dark spots all over. The slimcado just tastes like a watery avocado. It doesn't have that rich yummy texture and flavor that you expect and WANT from an avocado. I was just curious about the slimcado, so that's why I bought it... Now I know and I don't ever have to buy one again. But if you're curious, too, or you have really convinced yourself that these are much better for you, then I recommend putting a lot of lime juice and salt to help out the flavor. But really, just stay away from them. The slimcado does not taste good, plain and simple".
Of course it does not taste good!! An avocado is full of good for you polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need to stay healthy. Please people eat the avocados and don't feel guilty.
Here are some facts about the yummy natural avocado

  • Avocados contain 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein, which some studies suggest may help maintain healthy eyes.
  • Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can contribute to the nutrient quality of your diet.
  • Avocados, due to their mono and polyunsaturated fat content, are a healthy substitution for foods rich in saturated fat.
  • One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals making it a good nutrient choice.
  • Avocados contain 76 milligrams beta-sitosterol in a 3-oz serving of avocado. Beta-sitosterol is a natural plant sterol which may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

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