30 Apr '14, 2am

EAT THIS NOW: Avocados are in season! Why they're good for you: #PassTheGuacamole

Some runners avoid avocados because they're high in fat (one cup of the sliced fruit contains 21 grams). But nearly all of that comes from the heart-healthy kinds called mono-and polyunsaturated fats, which, when eaten in place of saturated or trans fats, can actually help lower LDL (so-called "bad" cholesterol) levels. Get the Best Chef Daniel Humm advises choosing avocados that are slightly soft to the touch, but not too mushy. "After two days at room temperature, they'll ripen and be perfect," he says. Hass avocados, one of the most common varieties, have pebbly skin that turns from green to purplish-black when ripe and have a creamy taste. If you don't use ripe avocados right away, store them in the refrigerator to keep from spoiling. Kitchen Simple Guacamole is an easy way to enjoy avocado, says Humm. Mash two avocados and stir in two tablespoons diced red onion, a ha...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-runners/eat-now-avo...

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