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Healthy Kids

Avocados are loaded with lots of good stuff. Read about some of those fun facts here.

• S is for Strong

Kids and Avocados contain super doses of vitamins and minerals that help build healthy bones needed to be a strong active kid.

• Avocados are considered a superfood because they are nutrient dense. Whoa….What does that mean? It means avocados have more power, bite for bite for every calorie because they have more vitamins and minerals than other unhealthy foods.

• F is for Fat

– Fat isn’t always bad – especially when it’s good fats like those in avocados. The good fats are called unsaturated fats. Good fats work in your body to do good things for your heart and blood. (californiaavocado.com/nutrition/nutrients)

• Fiber for Belly Fun Fiber has many roles, but one of the main roles is to help you regulate how the food you eat moves from your stomach and out of your body. The more fiber you eat, the easier it will be to go to the bathroom.

• N is for Niacin

This is a big word – but one of the main things it helps with is taking the food you eat and making it into energy.

• E is for Eyes

– and you have two and they need to see the world around you. Just like every other part of your body, they need healthy foods to help them work their best. Avocados contain Lutein which helps your eyes stay healthy.

• Vitamin C

– you’ve probably heard of this but don’t know what it does. Guess what – it helps all parts of your body grow and heal. It helps make new cells that grow in all parts of our body, even when we are hurt. If you get a cut, or sprain a muscle, Vitamin C is one of the important tools that helps you heal.

• I is for Iron:

Iron also gives you energy. The oxygen that flows through your blood carries iron. If you don’t have enough iron, you feel tired and weak. So eat avocados to be strong.

• B is for Baby:

Did you know that avocados are a great first food for babies? Why? Well it helps that avocados are soft and easy to eat when you don’t have teeth. And they are loaded with vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy fats that are great for growing brains – but they also contain folate which helps grow new cells.