Are you at risk for the dreaded ‘avocado hand’?

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Eating a lot of avocados on your low-carb diet? This could be dangerous. Not because of the high fat content (that’s absolutely fine). No, there’s another reason. You just put yourself at a surprisingly high risk for the serious injury ‘avocado hand’:

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is now calling for safety labels on the fruit, advising people on how to cut them safely.

“Avocado hand” injuries are much worse than just small cuts though, many people have caused themselves serious nerve and tendon injuries which require surgery and can leave you without full use of your hand.

It’s a heavy price to pay for an Instagrammable brunch.

This article contains a guide on how to safely cut an avocado:

Independent: ‘Avocado Hand’: The Serious Injury Caused by Brunch Fruit’s Popularity

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