Avocados are a daily staple in our household, especially because—despite the fact that the ones we get in Japan usually come from Mexico—they are readily available and at almost every supermarket, vegetable store and even many convenience stores, all ripe and ready to eat.
Avocados are nutrient-dense powerhouses, full of minerals including fiber, potassium, folic acid, and vitamins B, C, E and K. Plus, they are packed with essential healthy fats.
These are just some of the many benefits of this yummy little superfood:
- Supports heart, brain and cardiovascular health
- Assists with the absorption of nutrients from other foods, so are a perfect addition to salads to optimize the health benefits of other vegetables
- Low in sugar, high in fiber and low in carbohydrates for stabilization of blood sugars—especially important for diabetics but also for anyone to avoid those blood sugar spikes throughout the day
- Being high in fiber, it keeps you feeling fuller for longer and promotes bowel function, being a good choice for those trying to lose weight
- A member of the “Clean 15”, a list of fruits and vegetables with the lowest pesticides detected, making it safe to buy non-organic varieties
The easiest ways to add avocado to your daily eating are to chop it up and add it to salads, spread it on toast as a substitute for butter (it goes great with poached eggs), and use it in tacos or homemade sushi. It is also so versatile that it can crush most sweet, savory or creamy cravings without the guilt.
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