Here’s what a top nutritionist has to say about our enduring avocado obsession


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There are only three things absolutely certain in life: death, taxes, and the fact that everyone will always love avocados. The beloved healthy fruit, for better or for worse, has even moved off our plates to make its mark on pop culture as wall art, athleisure, and pool floats. But nutrition-wise, are avocados really worthy of the over-the-top praise and devotion we give them?

That’s the question registered dietitian Tracy Lockwood-Beckerman, RD, tackles in the inaugural episode of Well+Good’s new YouTube series, You Versus Food. The goal? To give a no-B.S. nutritional breakdown on the most popular food and drink trends. Because let’s face it: Between adaptogens, collagen, and whatever the latest trendy eating plan is, living your healthiest life can get pretty baffling.

In the first episode, Lockwood-Beckerman hilariously breaks down the merits of our enduring avo-love. Some highlights:

  1. Avocados are apparently known as “butter fruits” in parts of India.
  2. They might be able to help with bad breath?!
  3. They apparently contain the “Beyoncé” of antioxidants (Lockwood-Beckerman’s words!)

So for everyone out there who’s ever wondered if avocados are actually healthy while mashing up two of them on a piece of toast…this one’s for you. Watch the first episode above to see the verdict.

If you’re seriously craving some avocado now, check out these next-level guacamole recipes and this avo-margarita

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