Attention health nuts: you've been eating your avocados all wrong

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Avocados seem to be everyone's favorite superfood — but what if we told you you've been eating it all wrong all this time?

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As this tasty food continues to gain more and more popularity, culinary masters are constantly serving up new ways to eat the avocado. From avocado smash toast, to guacamole, to avocado caprese salads...you really can't go wrong.

Well folks, here is the latest and greatest avocado fact that will blow your mind. You should be eating the avocado seed!

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According to One Green Planet, "The seed holds 70 percent of the avocado's antioxidants, including the well-respected polyphenols associated with green tea."

Because the avocado seed is apparently very bitter, nutritionists recommend grating it down with a cheese grater, and tossing that into a smoothie, protein shake, or juice.

There you have it — keep the avocado seed and throw it in your next smoothie for all those fantastic antioxidants.

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Attention health nuts: you've been eating your avocados all wrong

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