NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY
Ripe for the picking, add this delicious superfruit to your menu on National Avocado Day on July 31st!
While guacamole is grand, don’t settle for just the chips and dip on this food holiday. Since avocado is so versatile, clear the table for the entire meal. That includes everything from the appetizer and main dish all the way to dessert. On National Avocado Day, this tree grown fruit has them all covered!
Avocados are more than a staple food in the American diet; they are proven to be a key ingredient in recipes for both inside the body and on the body! According to the Hass Avocado Board, as of 2015, avocado consumption in the United States doubled since 2005 and quadrupled since 2000. In fact, a whopping 4.25 billion avocados were sold in the U.S. in 2015. That’s four point two five billion of this amazingly beautiful food.
There are many reasons to celebrate National Avocado Day. For one, avocados target insulin resistance with heart-healthy fats. They also fight Alzheimer’s with its Omega 3 fatty acids. Another avocado superpower is preventing and repairing damage due to its source of Vitamins C, E and K.
One of the secret weapons in an avocado is the high oleic acid content. This moisturizing fatty acid helps keep skin soft and hydrated but also supports the regeneration of damaged skin cells reducing redness and irritation. Eat more of this superfruit or cook with avocado oil if you have this type of skin issue.
Ancient Aztecs used the avocado to beautify their skin topically with masks. Then in the early 20th century, the cosmetic industry discovered the benefits of its oil in creams, lotions, facial cleansers and other products that required a smooth application. Interestingly, the practice continues today.
As mentioned before, avocados have found their way into every meal of the day. Of course, avocados celebrate with dessert effortlessly. Additionally, the creamy texture replaces calorie-laden oils with healthful fats. That means we can indulge without the guilt. What better way to celebrate National Avocado Day than to indulge a little?
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Enjoy an avocado and try a new recipe. Share your favorite avocado recipe and use #NationalAvocadoDay to post on social media.
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NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY HISTORY
Model Meals founded National Avocado Day at the peak of California avocado season, on July 31. Model Meals is a meal delivery service established in 2015 by Camille May and professional curve model Danika Brysha. The company works with local organic growers and farmers as much as possible to create whole food-focused menus, encouraging sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.
Whole30 approved, gluten-free and Paleo-friendly, a huge part of the Model Meals lifestyle is avocados, whether that’s in a dish or to have on the go. Danika and Camille famously carry “purse avocados” for a midday dose of healthy fat and vitamins. Obviously passionate about this superfood, Model Meals wanted to celebrate it to the fullest, and the idea to create its own holiday was born. If you’re curious if Model Meals delivers in your area, click here.
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The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Avocado Day to be celebrated annually beginning in 2017.
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On this Day in History
Marquis de Lafayette is named General of Continental Army at the age of 19.
The United States’ first government building, the US Mint in Philadelphia, lays its cornerstone.
U.S. Coast Guard establishes a training school in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Congress passes the Sims Act, censuring the transportation of fight films. The law regulated the distribution of films depicting prizefighting, either fictional or non-fictional. The also threatened further regulations of cinema, too. In 1940, Congress repealed the act.
Ardito Desio and the Italian expedition he led reach the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain on Earth.
Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first humans to drive on the moon. Their moon buggy rides totaled 6.5 hours and almost 28 kilometers.
The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
At the Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps earns a record-breaking 8 medals. Throughout his Olympic career, Phelps earned 28 medals.
Born on this Day
- 1867 – S.S. Kresge
The founder of K-Mart, S.S. Kresge, started the department store chain under the name of S.S. Kresge Corporation.
- 1886 – Fred Quimby
The Oscar-winning animator produced hundreds of animated shorts throughout his career, including those with cartoon characters Tom & Jerry.
- 1886 -Salvatore Maranzano
Also known as “Little Caesar,” Maranzano immigrated from Sicily and created a crime organization dedicated to gambling and bootlegging in New York City during the Prohibition Era.
1912 – Milton Friedman
The Nobel Prize awarded economist, Milton Friedman, the award for economics in 1976 for “his achievements in the field of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy.”
- 1935 – Sergio Rossi
After learning the shoe trade from his father, Rossi opened his first shoe store in 1951. He would later launch his own designs and brands.
- 1944 -Geraldine Chaplin
The Golden Globe-winning actress, Geraldine Chaplin, is also the daughter of the silent film star, Charlie Chaplin. With international appeal, Chaplin has appeared in over 150 movies and television shows.
1945 – William F. Weld
As a businessman and attorney, Weld served as Massachusetts 68th governor for two terms.
1962 – Wesley Snipes
The actor, director, and producer has starred in numerous films since the launch of his career, including the Blade series, White Men Can’t Jump, Jungle Fever, and Coming 2 America.
1963 – Norman Cook
Also known as Fatboy Slim, Cook launched his DJ career in the late 1980s. In 1996, he adopted the nickname Fatboy Slim.
1965 – J.K. Rowling
The best selling author of the Harry Potter series, Rowling began writing the popular series in 1990.
1978 – Zac Brown
Lead guitarist and vocalist for the Zac Brown Band, Brown founded the southern rock group in 2003.
- 1988 – AJ Green
Drafted in 2011, AJ Green plays wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.