With warmer weather in the forecast, Spring finally here, I have been starting to crave those tropical feeling foods. When I was younger, I wouldn’t touch an avocado, fast forward to today and they are one of my favorite foods. Packed with super benefits, tasty, and a great combo to most dishes, avocados have become a staple in my diet.
Avocados are considered a SuperFood because of how high they are in nutrients and studies continue to find new health benefits of it.
High in healthy fats
Contain no Cholesterol or Sodium
Low in Saturated Fats
High in Fiber
High in Nutrients – Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Potassium (contains more than in a Banana)
Also contain Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), and B3 (Niacin)
Shown to help lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels
High in antioxidants
Some studies show it has anti-swelling properties that can help reduce symptoms of arthritis
- Avocados are a great addition to salads
- Make for a great toast
- Can be an uplifting snack
- And…well um guac…yum!
Recipes to Try:
* Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal opinions, and light research.