“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” the old saying goes – but the apple may have had its days as a universal symbol of healthy eating. Avocados have taken the culinary world by storm, both for their subtle nutty flavor and their many health benefits. In fact, your daily avocado intake could have some startling effects on your body.
The avocado’s rise to popularity has been stratospheric. One way to quantify it is the amount of the fruit that Americans eat annually. In 1989, that figure was about a half-kilo of avocado per person. As of 2016, though, Americans had begun to consume 3 kilos each annually – and that number could very well be on the rise.