Are Avocados the World’s Most Perfect Food?

Guacamole lovers rejoice: Not only do avocados help reduce heart attack and diabetes risk and lower cholesterol, but they can also slim your waist and keep extra pounds away, according to recent studies. In fact, this nutrient-packed green fruit has such an abundance of health benefits that it’s been called “the world’s most perfect food.” Here’s why avocados–not just apples–might …

Avocado-Shrimp Spring Rolls

Perfect for a summer brunch or light dinner, these spring rolls are particularly tasty when garnished with chopped, roasted unsalted peanuts. For a gluten-free version, use lettuce leaves instead of spring roll wrappers. You can also substitute chicken or  tofu for the shrimp, if desired. Another delicious way to use avocado is to add small slices or chunks as a …