Since when did this super-food get assigned such an unusual reputation?

All “hipster avocado toast” jokes aside, the benefits of enjoying an avocado in a salad or simply on its own are worth noting, here’s what Reader’s Digest has to say about this precocious fruit.

Lowers the risk of many heart related diseases as well as cancer risks- Among other things, avocados are rich in sterols, a plant compound shown to lower cholesterol. Also, as opposed to our beloved bacon, avocados contain unsaturated fat which can reduce the risk of heart disease. Healthy fats are a plenty in avocados including unsaturated fats which help the body better absorb antioxidants like beta-carotene.

Long Locks- The oily nature of the avocado enriches the hair follicle with moisture and protein making them strong as well as sheek. To get the full effect mix a peeled avocado with a teaspoon of wheat germ oil as well as a teaspoon of jojoba oil. Apply the mixture to your freshly washed hair and spread it all the way to the ends, cover the scalp with a shower cap, wait 15 to 30 minutes then wash thoroughly.