Alone or in (home made) Guacamole…
Avocado’s are one of natures perfect gifts. While avocados are not exactly low calorie or low fat, they are packed with nutrients and the fats are good ones. That’s what we’re all about here – Nutrient Dense Superfoods.
- Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
- Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure.
- One cup of avocado has 23% of the Daily Value for folate, a nutrient important for heart health.
- They are packed with nutrients with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
- Avocados a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein; it also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E).
- Don’t add dressings, just add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice and grind on some black pepper and salt.
Plus eating an avocado gives you a sense of fullness and satisfaction and it has a pleasurable “mouth feel”.
Making avocados into guacamole is a wonderful way to take advantage of the benefits of the other ingredients as well. Always make it fresh. Never buy commercial (some commercial ones don’t actually contain real avocado)