Avocados

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I hope you all enjoyed my last nutrition post on coconut oil! This week I’ve decided to write about one of my favourite vegetables (or fruit, if you’re one of those people).

Avocado is another fatty food, but not all fat is created equal! The fats in avocado are monthly monounsaturated fats, in the form of oleic acid.
It can:

Lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.

Lower your risk of heart disease and keep your heart healthy.

Promote a healthy weight and may aid in weightloss.

Is anti inflammatory due to the photo nutrient compounds in it.

It can also help absorb nutrients, such as carotenoids (eg. Beta carotene and lycopene) up to five times as much!

Avocados have many vitamins and minerals in them:
Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B5, B6 and B9, potassium (more than a banana), 4g of protein, 11g of dietary fibre. Whew, that was a mouthful!
It’s also a total superhero food for your skin!
It contains omega 9’s that reduce redness and heal damned skin, the vitamin C creates collage and elation. Super or what?!

I love eating avocados whether its guacomole or salads, but sometimes the simple things are best: make an avocado ‘boat’ by cutting it in half, add olive oil, a dash of apple cider vinegar and soy sauce in the hollow, mix the dressing and eat! Simple pleasures!

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