The avocado is pretty much a perfect food. Its buttery, smooth texture and rich flavor makes this fruit appealing on so many levels. Whether you whip up a batch of guacamole, munch on some avocado toast, or chill out with a dish of keto-friendly avocado ice cream (à la a famous quarterback), you’re pretty sure to find at least one way to appreciate an avocado. And the health benefits of avocados can’t be beat: They rank at the top of the list for being heart-healthy, thanks to their fiber, monounsaturated fat, potassium, and plant sterol content. When it comes to diabetes, including avocado at meals and snacks can help limit blood sugar spikes and keep you feeling full.
But what to do when that avocado on your counter is as hard as a rock? An unripe avocado can take days, if not a week, to ripen. Here’s what you do: reach for The Avocado Sock! The Avocado Sock is an environmentally-friendly (and adorable) way to ripen an avocado in less than 48 hours. The Shetland wool and lanolin in this little sock help to gently and evenly ripen your avocado to perfection. You can even use The Avocado Sock to ripen other fruits and vegetables! So what are you waiting for? Start ripening your avocados now! The sooner you do, the sooner you can enjoy them.
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Want to learn more about the health benefits of avocados? Read “An A+ for Avocados,” then try our delicious Avocado Smash recipe.
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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