The avocado is one of the most nutrient dense foods. They are high in fiber, and are the top of their class for folate, vitamin E, and lutein. They are rich in magnesium, an essential nutrient for healthy bones and cardiovascular health, and in potassium which helps prevent circulatory diseases, regulates blood pressure, and protects against heart disease and stroke.
Avocados are also powerful nutrient boosters! They improve the ability of our bodies to absorb nutrients from other foods This food synergy maximizes absorption so we get the full benefit of what we consume.
- Add it to a spinach salad with carrots to maximize absorption of beta-carotene and lutein!
- Add it to salsa and increase the absorption of lycopene and carotenoid phytonutrients!
Even though avocados are high in fat, it’s the good kind, monounsaturated. This kind of fat burns more quickly than saturated fat. It also helps fight obesity by helping you feel full.
And… they’re delicious! A little EVOO a touch of salt, and a little sprinkle of Aleppo or crushed red pepper flakes is all you need for a quick snack, or, try this guacamole recipe..
Here’s a couple other avocado recipes: