Avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
The avocado contains many benefits. Their potential health benefits include improving digestion, decreasing risk of depression, and protection against cancer.
- Nutrient Rich: This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a
low-carb friendly plant food. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat. I personally don’t think that matters, but this is one of the reasons they are favored by many
“old school” experts who still believe these things are inherently harmful.
- Heath Healthy: Avocados contain 25 milligrams per ounce of a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. Regular consumption of beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols has been seen to help maintain
healthy cholesterol levels.
- Improved Digestion: Despite its creamy texture, an avocado is actually high in fiber with approximately 6-7 grams per half fruit. Eating foods with natural fiber can help prevent constipation, maintain a
healthy digestive tract, and lower the risk of colon cancer.
- Osteoporosis Treatment: Arthritis is a common problem in Western countries. There are many types of arthritis, and these are often chronic problems that people have for the rest of their lives. Multiple
studies have shown that extracts from avocado and soybean oil, called Avocado and Soybean unsaponifiables, can reduce symptoms of arthritis of the bones, called osteoarthritis
GREEK GUACAMOLE RECIPE
1 Large Avocado ripe
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Diced Tomato
1/4 Cup red onion diced
1/4 Cup White onion Diced
1/4 Cup Green Onions
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp Mccormick Chipotle pepper Seasoning
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 lime juice
Terra Blues Chip blue potato
-Cut Avocado and remove flesh, remove seed. Score the inside of the avocado with a blunt knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Place it in a bowl.
-Mash with a fork: Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (Don’t overdo it! The guacamole should be a little chunky.)
-Add the Greek yogurt and mix it.
-Add the rest of the ingredients with the exception of the chips.
-Refrigerate for 1 hour.
-Then serve and eat with the chips