It is hard not to love avocado. In addition to being healthy and so delicious, it is one of the most versatile ingredients and very easy to incorporate in pretty much any meal. It can be used in smoothies, salads, breakfast or lunch bowls, put on a toast, added to a sandwich, in making desserts (yes, avocado ice cream!), as a main ingredient in a healthy dip, you name it! It also adds a pop of beautiful color and makes your plate more appetizing.
Here are some of the benefits:
Fats – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, found in avocados, have been linked to lower levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Fiber – an excellent source of dietary fiber, that has around 10 grams per cup
Nutrients – avocado is packed with nutrients, and here are some of them that can be found in 100g (3.5 ounces) of avocado.
* Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA
* Folate: 20% of the RDA
* Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA
* Potassium: 14% of the RDA
* Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA
* Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA
* Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA
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