Avocados are well loved for their flavor and their beneficial fats—monounsaturated fats, or the “good fats”. These types of fats, when consumed in moderation and in place of trans fats or saturated fats, can help reduce cholesterol levels. More than 75% of the fat of an avocado is the “good fat.”
However, avocados can be quite temperamental—sometimes ripening at the perfect moment and other times sooner than we are ready for it. While an overripe avocado is still perfectly safe to eat (so long as there isn’t any mold—we don’t mean that overripe!), it isn’t as appetizing to look at as the perfectly ripened and firm slices we prefer on our meals.
So, what to do with the avocado (or avocados) that have overripened? There are plenty of dishes you can create to implement the overripe avocado flesh, like mixing it into your scrambled eggs, making super moist and healthy brownies or muffins, or even making your own dressing.
Aside from food, avocados can also be used as a beauty/health product. The fats of an avocado can provide more than heart health benefits. They are also extremely moisturizing for both the skin and hair—so they are the ideal fruit for health inside and out! Avocados are also high in vitamin E and antioxidants—which are both beneficial when consumed or applied externally as a hair or face mask.