I just planted an avocado tree in my back yard. Sure, I love the taste of guacamole and avocado smoothies, but really it was to enjoy the health benefits of avocados. Avocados are a great source of potassium which is good for the circulatory system, folic acid which is good for the heart, and carotenoid lutein which is a natural antioxidant that protects against atherosclerosis and vision problems, but sadly is deficient in many western diets.

Having an avocado tree means I will be able to enjoy all of these health benefits year round. I love eating them and the health benefits can’t be beat.

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