Tip: Avocado Nutritional Benefits

Avocados are the most nutrient-dense of all fruits. Here’s why…

nutritional benefits of avocadosAvocados are the most nutrient-dense of all fruits. Here’s why…

  • Avocados are loaded with vitamins A, B, E, and folic acid and has the highest level of lutein and zeaxanthin, both great for the eyes.

  • Avocados have a high satiety value, providing a great combination of healthy carbs, proteins, fiber, and heart healthy monounsaturated fats.

  • Avocados are a great example of food synergy, by combining with other foods, like salad or salsa, the absorption of antioxidants, carotenoids, lycopene and lutein increases.

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Keep these healthy facts in mind while enjoying the nutritional benefits of avocados; what a versatile food!

Enjoy in a salad or sandwich, a guacamole dip, in an omelet, or alone as a snack.  Avocados are a great baby food too!

Oh, buy avocados when they’re firm, but not hard.  Leave at room temperature until they’re slightly soft.  If you use only half, leave the seed in, sprinkle with lemon juice to prolong freshness and store in an airtight container.

To your wellness,

Lynn

Source: Prime Time Health by William Sears M.D.

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