Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

imagesPeople sometimes ask vegetarians or vegans “if you were stuck on an island and could only have a few foods for days on end, what would you eat?” No matter how you eat, have you pondered this question?

My latest response is avocados (and coconuts). Not only do avocados remind me of their tropical homelands of Central and South America, areas through which I have passionately ventured, but I never seem to tire of the dreamy fruits for meals and snacks at any time of the day.

Luckily avos are not only versatile and great-tasting but contain healthy monounsaturated fats and nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. I was excited to learn through this article that avocados, a favorite food of Southern Californians in particular, have less than a half gram of sugar. Also, the divine fruit does not cause blood sugar crashes.