Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Quit Picking on the Poor Avocado
This poor guy gets a bad rap for having a higher fat content than most fruits, but it doesn't mean we should just let him rot.
Just look at the avocado's glittering resume:
Vitamin C (necessary for normal growth and development)
Vitamin K (without it our blood would not clot)
Folate (promotes healthy cell and tissue development)
Potassium (responsible for the proper function of cells, tissues, and organs)
Thiamine (converts carbs to glucose in order to fuel the brain and nervous system)
Monounsaturated Fats (which have been shown to help reduce bad cholesterol - LDL)
Pretty impressive, don't you think? Because avocados are higher in fat and calories just be sure to control your portions. Avocados are great in salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and also smoothies (they add a delicious creaminess, kind of like a milkshake). There are also some amazing desert recipes out there starring the lovely avocado.
How do you like to use Avocados?