avocado toast

Avocados

Avocado on Wholegrain Toast

Avocado on Wholegrain Toast

 

I love Avocados!

Also known as the “alligator pear,” this green fruit provides a variety of health benefits. Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. Because vitamins are best absorbed through consuming fresh foods, avocados are a great alternative to expensive multi-vitamins.

The healthy monounsaturated fats found in avocados help our bodies to absorb antioxidants such as lycopene and beta-carotene.  This is an important process as antioxidants are substances that help prevent and delay cell damage, including types of cancer.

One of the best things about avocados is that they are high in unsaturated fats. Good fat, or fats that are heart-healthy are unsaturated fats. These are typically found in natural foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and sesame oil, among others.

Aside from making great additions to salads and guacamole, avocados can make great creamy sauces to go with a dish like chicken and rice. They also make delicious summer sandwiches and can even be eaten plain for a yummy snack.

With more than 1/3 the daily value of vitamin C and more than ½ the daily requirement of vitamin K, avocados are a tasty and healthy way to get those nutrients into you and your kids’ diet.




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