I LOVE LOVE LOVE avocados! I eat one every day. I mash an avocado, season it with a bit of sea salt and freshly ground pepper and spread it on whole grain toast (instead of butter). I toss half or a whole one into my morning smoothie. I add cubed avocado to big, green tossed salads. I put chopped avocado on top of homemade soup; especially black bean soup. I serve an avocado like a condiment; on the side. Sometimes, I just cut one up, sprinkle with sea salt and eat each luscious slice. It's a like a rich, indulgent treat and I almost feel like I am eating something bad, but I'm not. An avocado is loaded with good fat, vitamins and minerals that actually do my body good. A extremely satisfying, power-packed indulgence.
Here are 6 Reasons Why I Eat an Avocado Every Day and why YOU should, too.
They can help prevent cancer.
Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer, oral cancer, and breast cancer.
They're GREAT for my eyes.
Avocados contain lutein, a carotenoid that protects against age-related eye disease such as cataracts and macular degeneration. In fact, avocado has more lutein than any other fruit.
They're Heart Healthy!
Avocados are rich in folate which has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. The monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and glutathione in avocados are also beneficial for your heart. Studies have shown that avocados can also help lower cholesterol.
They help protect against strokes.
The high levels of folate in avocado help protect against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke.
They keep me looking and feeling YOUNG!
Avocados contain several compounds that are beneficial in slowing down the signs of aging, including glutathione, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats.
The GOOD fat keeps me from eating BAD fat!
Avocados are loaded with good fat. The good fat satisfies and keeps me satisfies for a long time. When I have a craving for something rich and creamy, like cheese, mayo, sauces, dips or super-fattening desserts, an avocado will satisfy my cravings. I feel better about myself because I know I've just eaten something that does so much good for my body, my health and wellness.
Are you ready to start eating an avocado every day?
Yours in Good Health,