Avocado Benefits & Nutrition Tips For Those That Think Outside the Box

At this stage of the game, pretty much everyone is aware of all the nutritional and health benefits packed in avocados—there are even some who claim it’s “the perfect food.” In case you’ve been living under a dietary rock, avocados are praised as a great source of healthy fats, for their help in lowering cholesterol and controling diabetes…you name it, and alligator pears (as they’re so lovingly nicknamed) do it.

But the benefits of avocados aren’t only gained from consumption. We at Elizabeth Street consider ourselves avocado aficionados, and if you guys are still just turning them into guac, you’re greatly underestimating their “super” powers. Click through the slideshow above for a serious lesson in unconventional avocado nutrition.