Is ‘fats’ a four letter word in your healthy eating vocabulary? It shouldn’t be. Avocados are a nutrient-dense source of potassium, Vitamins C, K, E, B6, magnesium, lutein and folate. In fact, research shows that your body can’t absorb the cancer-fighting beta-carotene and lycopene in your veggie-packed salad unless you eat them with fat. There are two kinds of “good” fats, and Avocados have both of them. When these fats are used in moderation (and in place of saturated fat), the “good” fats can help to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides- even helping to reduce the risk of heart disease! Plus, they offer a great source of fiber to keep you regular! The Perfect SqueezeTo some, this fruit with a leathery peel is intimidating to cut and choose. Is it ripe enough, is it too soft?
Here are some quick FYIs about this power-packed fruit:
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, winner!When is the perfect time to eat avocado? You don’t have to be a trendsetter to eat it on toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack. Start with a well toasted slice of whole grain bread and slather ¼ to ½ of a mashed avocado, squeeze on some lemon juice and add whatever toppings float your boat. Radishes, cucumbers and hummus? Oh my! A trick to eating avocado toast: to keep your bread from getting soggy, eat it right away. Bon Appetit!Don’t want to miss a crumb of Quick Bites? Check out our Quick Bites archive for extra servings of our healthy cooking videos and articles.
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