Guacamole Day

Happy National Guacamole Day! Guacamole literally translates to “avocado sauce,” and who doesn’t love this rich, blissful sauce? The history of guacamole traces back to the Aztecs in Mexico prior to the 16th century. 

The sauce has assimilated into American culture, typically enjoyed as a dip for chips and vegetables, dressing for salads, or a spread for sandwiches and burgers. Traditional guacamole is made with avocados, tomatoes, and onions. 

For many years, people have modified the traditional recipe by adding lime juice, jalapeños, cream cheese, and many other ingredients for savory and aesthetic reasons.

The health benefits of guacamole primarily come from its main ingredient, the avocado. Avocados are known to be rich in mono-saturated fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and more, making them a heart-healthy choice for anyone! 

This year, we are making National Guacamole Day about heart health, the leading cause of death in the United States. Guacamole is great for the heart, but how often does the average person include guacamole in their daily nutrition? 

If you are looking to improve your heart health, consider Moose’s high potency omega-3 fish oil supplement. Depending on your wellness goals and habits, the supplement can be taken 1-3 times daily to promote heart health by reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. 

You can find it at the nearest Moose Pharmacy today!